Jenni Fagan says:
Written on the Isle of Jura where he had gone to escape the furore that had arisen after publication of Animal Farm.
The political take of this novel, the exploration of power, abuse of privilege and social structures and how they impact individuals is an ongoing muse of mine.
As someone raised by the state, I recognised so many interesting truths in Orwell’s work, we also share the same publisher, which I love. The themes of inequality and the individual vs the State, recur in all of my work, Luckenbooth is responding particularly to patriarchy, capitalism, gender, and narcissism.