I'm on my second Louette Harding novel, Women Like Us. "Oh please don't read those terrible books!" she said to me. "You know, I had an idea for one, and then I got tied into a contract to write three..." "They're fun," I said. "Why did you stop writing books?"
In fact, she hasn't stopped, and the next one, about Alzheimer's, is a work in progress. Her husband is a potter, and he sometimes does some therapeutic pottery with a group of Alzheimer's patients. When they work in three dimensions, Louette told me, Alzheimer's patients start remembering things their minds otherwise can't get round at all.