Author Annie Lyons answers our very important Coffee and Cake questions in celebration of the launch of the paperback version of her hit eBook ‘Not Quite Perfect.’ The book is the perfect summer read – a tale of two sisters and how we don’t often know what we’ve got until it’s gone…
A. Annie Lyons
Q. Star sign?
Q. What coffee would you like?
A. A Flat White please.
Q. And which cake can we get you?
A. A Jaffa Cake would be lovely thank you. Or is that a biscuit? I’m never sure…
Q. What’s your earliest childhood memory?
A. Staring at the sky because my push-chair had up-ended when my mother overloaded it with the free newspapers she was delivering. I was two or three. I haven’t let her forget it.
Q. What was your favourite lesson at school?
A. I’m supposed to say English aren’t I? Instead I shall stun you by saying History. I know. I love to shock.
Q. If you could invite 3 people, dead or alive, to a dinner party, who would they be?
A. Anne Tyler, Stephen Fry and Winston Churchill
Q. What’s your favourite quote?
A. I told you I was ill. (Spike Milligan’s epitaph)
Q. Do you prefer sunrise or sunset?
Q. Love is…
A. …telling the truth.
Q. What achievement are you most proud of?
A. Can I say having my children? I think all mothers would agree that the process is quite an achievement. If not, then seeing Not Quite Perfect reach number 6 in the Kindle bestsellers.
Q. Do you believe in ghosts?
A. I believe in restless souls.
Q. Who’s your favourite writer?
A. Anne Tyler
Q. If you could go back and do it all again, what would you change?
A. I would take my mother up on that offer of ballet lessons at the age of 6.
Q. What’s your favourite flower?
A. Yellow freesia.
Q. Who would play you in a movie about your life?
A. Dame Judi Dench
Q. And finally, the perfect man must have…
A. …a willy
Well, we’d have to agree with Annie there! You can find Not Quite Perfect on special promo in ASDA stores.