The Deck Chair Interview
Author of Pebble on the Beach, Tony Diamond, has conducted many interviews. Here you can listen to an interview conducted by the BBC, or read interviews in the press or other media.
The Deckchair Interview (With Thanks)
How did you get your first break?
A chance visit to QueenSpark Books.
Could you describe your working day.
I'm retired. I know it sounds vain, but I enjoy visiting bookshops to promote my
Which book do you wish you'd written?
Financially I wish I'd written Harry Potter. But for me Pebble on the Beach is my
As a reader, do you always finish a book you've started?
I've never read a book in my life.
Describe some of the jobs you have done.
How long's a piece of string. You name it I've done it.
Describe your perfect day.
The sun is shining and all my family are in good health. Oh and Gardners* have just
ordered 2000 copies of my book..ha ha ha. (*Gardners is a book wholesalers based
What keeps you awake at night?
Nightmares from my childhood.
Why did you choose to live in Brighton and Hove and what keeps you here?
I was born in Hove and have lived all over the world but always return here. I've
said many times if I couldn't live in the city of Brighton, I'd emigrate.
How does living here inspire your work?
It's the best place in the UK to live. No where else compares.