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One Minute With: Helen Oyeyemi

I'm on a train from Penzance to Paddington. I can see some trees and a shed. I'm coming back from Cornwall where I was doing some research for my next book.

Pandora: A happy new year, up before the beak

While you're pulling out the bubbly and belting out "Auld Lang Syne" this New Year's Eve, spare a thought for Lee Hurst, whose celebratory plans have had to be put on hold thanks to an unfortunately-timed date with the law.