Five questions for... Abbie Greaves

Five questions for... Abbie Greaves

Abbie Greaves studied at Cambridge University before going on to work for a literary agency. She now lives in Edinburgh and is writing her second novel. Her debut The Silent Treatment, was inspired by a newspaper article about a boy in Japan who had never seen his parents speak to one another before. She talks to us about it here.


What is the premise of The Silent Treatment?
 
It’s the story of Frank and Maggie, a couple who have been married for forty years but who haven’t spoken for the last six months.
 
What inspired the book?
 
I first had the idea for the novel when I read an ...

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