- Elizabeth Bennett. Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice is one of my favourite novels and I would love to quiz Elizabeth about when she knew she was different from her sisters and how she coped with her mother!
- Bertie Wooster. Didn't he get fed up with Jeeves knowing it all sometimes? Definitely worth interviewing. (Incidentally one thing I love about Wodehouse's portrayal is Wooster is not an idiot and he is kind, especially to his friends, who really don't deserve that).
- Sam Vimes. No surprises here given Sam Vimes is my favourite Discworld character, but given his deep suspicion of the Ankh-Morpork Times I doubt if he would ever consent to be interviewed. But if he did, I would quiz him about adjusting to life in the nobility and his continuing role in the Watch.
- Miss Marple and Hercule Poirot, ideally together. I could see sparks flying if I did interview these two together but that of course is where the fun is to be had! Would love to know what they thought was their finest moments in fiction.
- Docotr John Watson, Now here's someone who knows the importance of keeping a good writing series up togther! But would love to quiz him on how he handle Sherlock when the latter is being impossible.
I've recently started a new mini series on Chandler's Ford Today where I interview historical figures. This series is called the Impossible Interviews and I started this off with "interviewing" Richard III. So I wondered if I could interview fictional characters (not my own) who would I choose and why. Here's my list (I do love a good list).
I'm Allison Symes and write fairytales with bite, especially novels and short stories.