Liberty is not of the air but of the earth. It is part of our base structure. Love and liberty are at the origin. They are not notions; luxuries, afterthoughts. There was never a person born in whom the possibility of love and the notion of freedom was not present. Their opposites, also, are in our blood and bone. Love. Liberty. Hatred. Imprisonment. These are our elements. These - and thought; reason and our world’s history. We have these tools to work with.
Sadie Jones is a novelist and screenwriter who was born and brought up in London. Having written all her life, her first novel, The Outcast, was published in February 2008. It was shortlisted for the Orange Prize, won the Costa First Novel prize and was a Richard and Judy Summer Read bestseller. Her other novels include Small Wars, The Uninvited Guests and her most recent, Fallout, which will be published in May 2014. Sadie is married to the architect, Tim Boyd, and they live in West London with their two children.