I think of all the books I’ve ever written, Swimming Pool Sunday is the darkest and is probably the least like my Sophie Kinsella books. In fact, it’s quite a serious drama with some big issues. It starts off in an idyllic way, in a country village by a swimming pool. All the families are splashing in the pool, it’s a lovely gorgeous sunny day and everyone is having a lot of fun. Then there’s an accident and a child gets hurt, which results in a lawsuit that splits the community in two, and it all gets quite painful and messy.
I wrote it several years ago when litigation was all quite new, but since then, it’s come further and further into our lives so it still feels like a very relevant issue.