Skip to Content

'Digging down into the past'

8 March 2004

'I had the idea right from the beginning about digging down into the past and that, unless you have come to terms with the past, confronted it honestly, you can't move forward.' Her books are about 'people edging towards salvation, wisdom - understanding the meaning of their lives. I want to talk about what it's like to be alive for all of us, and all the great questions. I'm interested in what it's like to be a woman, a mother, a friend, a lover, to fear, to hope, to love.'

Rose Tremain in an interview with Dominic Bradbury in The Times about her new novel The Colour.