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Quick-fire Q&A with Emma Hannigan

My dream holiday destination…

St Lucia — I’ve been there twice, the second time on honeymoon. I’d love to take our children there someday.

If I were to be stranded on a desert island, my one luxury item would be…

Sunscreen! I have typically Gaelic skin (white tinged with blue). Without protection I’d fry in minutes!

The first album I ever bought…

My first record was a 12″ picture disc of New Order’s song Blue Monday — I wish I had it now because it’s probably worth a fortune!

The book I’ve read the most times…

CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY  by Roald Dahl. I still want a golden ticket…

The item I have more of than anything else…

Shoes and clothes, and yet I still find I have nothing to wear when I’m going out. Better buy some more…

The thing I could never give up…

Laughing — it’s balm for the soul.

The book (by another author) that I wish I had written…

50 SHADES OF GREY  — not for the content and I’ve never actually read it. But purely because I’d be minted by now… Ah imagine how many pairs of shoes I could buy…

The one piece of advice I would give my teenage self…

Do things that scare you — they’re the things that teach you the most.

If I could play the starring role in any film…

Baby in Dirty Dancing. I’ve performed the dance on stage but sadly it wasn’t with Patrick Swayze!

The sportsperson I find most inspiring…

Katie Taylor, gold medal boxer. Her determination and courage knows no boundaries and she’s the most gentle girl I know!

 

 

Emma’s latest novel THE SECRETS WE SHARE is available to buy now. Follow Emma on Twitter.