Interview: Susannah Clapp

By Marion McLeod In Books

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23rd March, 2012
Angela Carter came to New Zealand in 1990, a guest at Writers & Readers Week in the International Arts Festival. She was a striking figure, tall, big-boned, with streaming grey hair, unusual then for someone knocking 50. With her came her boys – husband Mark Pearce, “my young man” (18 years her junior), and six-year-old Alexander, their fair-skinned, dark-eyed, plump-cheeked son. They had a good time in Wellington. She laughed a lot – peals (that really is the word) of tumbling, wheezy laughter. I recall, especially, at the end of the week, a cruise on Wellington Harbour, ...

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