Two SIGNED copies of House of the Hanged by Sunday Times bestselling novelist Mark Mills!
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What inspired you to write House of the Hanged?
Strangely, the book would never have been written if I hadn’t been robbed while backpacking through the south of France when I was 17. This is how I first came to know Le Rayol, where the story is set. Some friends of my travelling companion lived there, and they kindly put us up for a few dreamy days while we waited for my replacement traveller’s cheques to arrive. I was very struck by that stretch of coast, with its rocky headlands and its sandy coves of unnaturally white sand. In many ways, the novel is the coming together of this memory and a book I love: Jigsaw by Sybille Bedford, her biographical account of growing up near Toulon in the 1920s.
Mark Mills graduated from Cambridge University in 1986. He has lived in both Italy and France, and has written for the screen. His first novel, The Whaleboat House, won the 2004 Crime Writer’s Association for Best Novel by a debut author. His third novel, The Savage Garden has received stunning reviews in hardback and was a Richard & Judy 2007 Summer Read. He lives in Oxford with his wife and two children.
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