Edel Coffey: Role-playing in a life of many characters

My children suddenly noticed a new side to me when my novel was published, but it had been there all along

Maybe it’s not others who inhibit us, but ourselves

Last week, I realised that I was being viewed in a new light by my children. It was interesting to watch them process the information that I might be more than the person they had thought I was up until now. Up until recently, while they knew I was a journalist and a writer, they hadn’t really seen any tangible evidence of it.

They don’t, after all, read newspapers or listen much to the radio. ...