Saturday August 8, 2020

Arts Interview: Virtual world heroine

Lottie Moggach has come out from under her author mother's shadow with a novel of our times, writes Nadine O'Regan.

27th July, 2013
Lottie Moggach: 'My mother was very aware that when I started writing, she'd used up all the material.' Picture: Maura Hickey

Back when Lottie Moggach was a grumpy, spotty teenager living in London, her mother published a novel called Seesaw, about a grumpy, spotty teenager living in London who was kidnapped, and whose family weren't keen to have her back.

Noting the obvious comparisons, Lottie was not impressed. "I did have skin issues," she says, smiling but with a quiver of indignation in her voice. "And she wrote about the tubes of Clearasil on the carpet."


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