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The Worm Hole Podcast Episode 48: Rosie Travers (The Theatre Of Dreams)

Charlie and Rosie Travers (The Theatre Of Dreams) discuss writing novels set amongst the working class of the south coast, Art Deco buildings we’ve lost and those we’ve saved, and the sporting professional heroine publishers rejected.

My post on The Theatre of Dreams’ first book launch
Pictures and memories of Old Lee Tower
Reading Room Lane, Curdridge (Google Maps)
The De La Warr Pavilion at Bexhill
The Midland Hotel, Morcambe Bay
The Facebook page for the campaign to save The Floral Hall, Belfast Zoo

Release details: recorded 16th September 2021; published 25th October 2021

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00:36 As writers do you’ve always written but you got into it more seriously when living in California and The Netherlands. Can you tell us about your publication journey?
02:52 Why have you decided to relaunch The Theatre of Dreams?
04:57 This story was somewhat inspired by Old Lee Tower in Lee-On-Solent?
06:27 Could you have set this book in a real place; would it have worked for you?
08:21 Lee-On-Solent was going to become either a resort or residential, and ultimately it became residential. Do you think that was the right decision?
13:04 Is either of these two characters more important than the other?
14:03 Was it difficult working with such a large cast of characters?
15:31 Was setting the book amongst so many working class characters important for you?
16:55 Where does Tara in fit in terms of her being a celebrity?
18:54 Have we lost many buildings of the sort you write about?
20:27 Have you ever been involved in a campaign to save a building?
21:09 Was the mystery of Jez’s death always going to be a part of the book?
22:59 What was the element you wanted to leave your readers with at the end?
24:17 A Crisis At Clifftops – you found it difficult to get published because of the heroine’s career?…

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