...Talks about writing, the possible dusting down of earlier works post- breakthrough, and the new expectation on a writer (a burden of expectation?) that once a work has been televised, so will their next book be. Apple Tree Yard I watched it before I read the novel. And the TV drama was excellently well done, I thought, but somehow did a body swerve with the ending, and its handling of the betrayal in self-defence of of Yvonne Carmichael by Mark Costley. The agent was Antony Harwood and the author's credits included mention of helpful legal professionals and Arts Council funding.