Sunday, 18 March 2007

Her Parenthood Assignment: the hero

Luke Armstrong is prematurely turning into a grumpy old man. But then again, he's got a lot to be grumpy about. He spent five years in prison after being wrongly accused of his wife's murder and now he's been set free on appeal he's trying to rebuild his life with an 11-year-old daughter who can't even bring herself to call him anything but "Luke".

When I started writing Her Parenthood Assignment Luke looked a little bit a cross between Rupert Penry-Jones, who plays Adam in Spooks (MI5 in the USA) and actor Jeremy Sheffield. As the book developed, Luke took on his own identity within my head and have not been able to find a picture that matches him exactly, but the guy on the front cover is pretty close!

2 comments:

Nell Dixon said...

I couldn't remember if I'd told you this already. My senility is kicking in, but I really enjoyed the book and loved recognizing the places.

liz fenwick said...

You're just whetting my appetite more!!! I can't read it yet. It sits there and looks at me:-(