79 | A Chat With Alicia Drake
Listen to Episode 79: A Chat With Alicia Drake
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I so enjoyed reading Alicia's novel, which shows a different, darker side to life in Paris, and Paul's haunting story has stayed with me across the months since I first read the book. I was fascinated to learn how Alicia drew on her experience of living in France for 18 years and raising her own children when she wrote I Love You Too Much. I was also so impressed to learn that Alicia wrote a full draft of her novel in French, just so she could perfect the voice of her characters. It’s this kind of attention to detail that makes Alicia’s writing truly memorable and her characters feel incredibly real.
In today's conversation, we also have a fascinating chat about the difference between French and British parenting styles, and also how Alicia discovered a love for fiction writing whilst battling with depression.
This episode is a brilliant listen for anyone who’s keen to learn more about the real Paris, beyond the pretty cafes and delicious cheese, and it’s also wonderfully inspiring for anyone who is interested in writing themselves.
Listen to learn more about Alicia Drake's novel I Love You Too Much.
- I Love You Too Much by Alicia Drake.
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- Find me on instagram at @mirandasnotebook and @mirandasbookcase.
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"I think there is a darkness to Paris."
Thank you so much for listening and being a part of Tea & Tattle podcast. As always, I love to hear your thoughts, so please let me know:
What did you enjoy most about this episode? Are you eager to read Alicia's novel?
Tune in for a mini Tea Reads episode on Friday, and the next full-length Tea & Tattle episode next Tuesday, when I'm in conversation with the writer and photographer Marte Marie Forsberg.