It does look, from the homepage particularly, like I’m getting egocentric (two pictures of the first six with my image, no less). But I do not have any great images of privateers’ galleons, Brazilian sugar mills or cannibals to hand, unfortunately. And there is an element of ‘letting the cat out of the bag’ (or the catch out of the lobster pot) with this piece: it really shows the strange ideas conceptions of novels can begin with.
In contrast to the Bridging the Gaps… article which features on the site today too, this article on the “making of Roebuck” is more a beginning-to-end, idea-through-to-launch piece. So without further ado… (this for the British Guild of Travel Writers).