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Esther Freud on Hideous Kinky: ‘Memories came back to me, humorous and chilling’

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The writer was a struggling actor when she began to write about her early childhood on the hippy trail in Morocco I was 24 when I signed up for an Arvon creative writing course and set off with 40 pages of what I hoped might be a novel. It was based on my early childhood on the hippy trail in Morocco and was structurally complicated, full of flashbacks, anecdotes and jumps in location. I’d begun it on another course at the City Lit, where I was encouraged to present a longer piece, breaking the habit of short poems, songs and sketches that had made up a show I performed –
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