The Worm Hole Episode 07: E C Fremantle
Charlie Place and E C Fremantle (The Poison Bed; also Queen's Gambit, Sisters of Treason, Watch the Lady, The Girl in the Glass Tower) discuss changing pen names, a horrific murder case in the Stuart nobility, coping as a new mother in a one-of-a-kind situation, and the historical line between witchcraft and 'simple' superstition.
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00:59 You’ve changed your pen name… 02:41 Are you going to be E C Fremantle for a while? 12:51 Can you tell us about the history of this story and what made you want to write about it? 15:22 Was it a difficult writing it? 16:57 Was the way Frances felt closer to the reader compared to Robert planned? 18:09 Who was Robert Carr? 21:01 Do you think there was love between Robert and Frances? 24:43 Do you think your version of Frances would have come to like her baby? 26:54 [Spoiler questions] 1) Were you ever tempted to change the history? 2) Can you tell us the story of Anne Turner? 34:23 Who was Northampton and did he work alone? 36:47 Did any other stories, films, media inspire the book? 39:02 Had you read Gone Girl? 40:24 Where did the line fall between what was witchcraft and what was not witchcraft? 43:11 What else can you tell us about your next book? 45:24 Queen’s Gambit adaptation. 46:37 They introduced themselves to us earlier – how long have you had your poodles?
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Photograph used with the permission of the author. Credit: JP Masclet.