Jessie Burton: A Week in the Life of the Novelist

March 5, 2015 5:00 PM

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Jessie Burton: A Week in the Life of the Novelist

It looks like spring is coming to London; praise be. There are regal purple and duckling-yellow crocuses in the garden, and I stand, marveling at their velvet petals, at how they’ve been waiting in the hard earth so long.

It is staying lighter later, and we’re feeling huge relief that finally, finally, winter might be out of the way. A poor season in England; by March, it’s always overstayed its welcome. All the candlelight and spice has long finished, and not until you see a vivid flower do you realize how much you ...

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