Sarah Perry

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‘When Claire Danes and Tom Hiddleston were cast I was in shock’: Sarah Perry on The Essex Serpent
As an adaptation of her bestselling novel comes to screens, Sarah Perry describes the joys of being on set – and how the production restored her faith in storytelling

Sarah Perry

20, May, 2022 @9:00 AM

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What links The Essex Serpent to a brave De Niro impression and a Taylor Swift T-shirt?
As the TV series lands, come down the rabbit hole for a swift visit to Claire Danes, Cannes and Conversations With Friends

Larry Ryan

14, May, 2022 @12:00 PM

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Here be serpents … a coastal Essex that time forgot
Our writer explores marshes, boatyards, islands and eerie stretches of the Blackwater and Colne rivers – the setting for new TV drama The Essex Serpent

Carol Donaldson

12, May, 2022 @6:00 AM

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From Loch Ness to the Essex Serpent, why are humans so keen to invent sea monsters?
As Sarah Perry’s novel becomes a TV drama, the human need to escape reality with a shiver of fear remains as strong as ever

Philip Hoare

08, May, 2022 @8:00 AM

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Sarah Perry: As an author, I felt useless in the pandemic. So I trained to be a vaccinator
Inspired by a desire to be good and help others during the pandemic, novelist Sarah Perry trained to vaccinate people. But what does it mean to be good when there is so much bad faith?

Sarah Perry

31, Jul, 2021 @9:00 AM

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How I learned to love being an Essex girl | Sarah Perry
Novelist Sarah Perry carried Essex with her ‘like a white patent leather bag’ -until she discovered the county’s history of remarkable and outspoken women

Sarah Perry

02, Oct, 2020 @10:04 AM

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Struggling to read, or write? How to be creative in lockdown
Are you finding it hard to concentrate, or don’t know where to start? Michael Frayn, Marian Keyes, Richard Osman and more share their tips

Richard Osman, Marian Keyes, Kerry Hudson, Michael Frayn ,Sara Collins, Jessie Burton, Kit de Waal and Joe Dunthorne

02, May, 2020 @8:00 AM

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Sarah Perry: what good are books, in a situation like this?
The Essex Serpent author has been filling her days with sewing, baking and music - but not writing. How can you find meaning in work that feels useless?

Sarah Perry

02, May, 2020 @8:00 AM

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'I complained bitterly throughout': Sarah Perry on how she wrote The Essex Serpent
During an afternoon drive through Essex, Perry learned about a 17th-century legend of a mysterious beast menacing the area. What if it came back?

Sarah Perry

04, Jan, 2020 @12:00 PM

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Dylan Thomas prize: teacher and nurse among 'starburst' of young talent
Sally Rooney, Sarah Perry and Michael Donkor among those longlisted for £30,000 prize for books by writers aged 39 or under

Alison Flood

31, Jan, 2019 @1:32 PM

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From Hound of the Baskervilles to the Essex Serpent: top 10 folk tales in fiction
Folklore continues to inspire writers like Neil Gaiman and Sarah Perry – as well as online communities with #FolkloreThursday and creepypastas

Dan Coxon

28, Nov, 2018 @11:11 AM

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Melmoth by Sarah Perry review – a labyrinth of guilt and loneliness
The follow-up to The Essex Serpent is a dark, difficult and ambitious novel about the importance of bearing witness

Alexandra Harris

05, Oct, 2018 @7:59 AM

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