Prompted by The Guardian who recently did an item where ” authors reveal the secrets of their craft … (in) … interviews with some of our most celebrated writers recorded for the British Library, I am reminded , again, that Rosemary often said that she wrote for children aged 8 to 88, and that she once spoke in an interview about the difference between writing for children and for adults:
The themes of my children’s books are mostly quite adult, and in fact the difference between writing for children and for adults is, to me at any rate, only a quite small gear change.
- Source: Townsend, John Rowe. 1971. A Sense of Story. London: Longman p. 201
- On writing: authors reveal the secrets of their craft | Books | The Guardian.