Today’s guest is the wonderful Tammy Cohen! Tammy has written ten novels under her own name, including seven psychological thrillers, the latest of which is The Wedding Party. She has also written three historical novels under the pseudonym of Rachel Rhys including the Richard and Judy pick Dangerous Crossing. She is 5’2” and worried she might be shrinking.
Are you any good at potato sculptures?
A lady doesn’t like to boast BUT let’s just say I visited the Rodin exhibition at the Tate last week and you haven’t seen anything until you’ve seen a perfectly scaled copy of The Thinker carved out of an extra-large Maris Piper.
Would you rather have four arms or four legs?
Arms for sure. We’re living temporarily in a rented house with a hand-held shower, and it’d be lovely not to have to grip the shower head between my knees while unscrewing the shampoo bottle and spraying the ceiling in the process.
What is the most annoying thing?
Questions where the list of answers is so infinite you can’t think of a single one.
Who would you rather play golf with? Michael McKintyre, Take That, or The Queen?
The Queen – I might actually win.
What are you wearing?
Oh, my usual Barbara Cartland style writing garb – white mink, diamond tiara, pink fluffy mules, dog stuffed under arm…
What do you want to be when you grow up?
Tall – It’d be nice to be able to reach the ‘good’ glasses down from the kitchen cupboards without precariously balancing on a stool.
Would you rather have no forks or no plates?
You can fashion a plate out of anything but forks are impossible as I found out a couple of weeks ago when I bought a superfood humus salad from M&S for the train and forgot the little wooden fork. If you’re ever tempted to eat a gloopy salad using a rolled up train ticket in place of cutlery, just don’t.
What’s your secret party piece?
I can sit on the floor with my legs straight out in front of me and then bend them both at the knee into right angles so it appears as if I have two broken legs. As party tricks go, it’s not the coolest.
Do you worry about swallowing spiders in your sleep?
Only when I’m camping when I have to zip my whole head up inside my sleeping bag just to be on the safe side.
Have you ever been punched in the face?
No, I run a mile at the first hint of confrontation. But my partner, Michael, once knocked himself out by opening a bottle of champagne under his own chin, if that’s any use…
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