So when are you going to retire? My husband’s just taken early retirement, and we’re the same age, so it’s natural for people to ask.

Never, I used to say. As a writer, I can carry on for as long as health and desire allow. I want to be like novelist Ursula Holden who wrote in The Author about how, at 91 and in a care home, she set aside an hour a day to write, despite exhaustion and arthritic hands.

But I have to admit it’s got me thinking. Read More →