from an interview in
Do you count yourself a history buff?
Absolutely not. I have to read history books now to research my novels and new Horrible Histories but I’m not a historian and some of the things historians write, I find hard to swallow. These people are out to sell books and I’m starting to spot the distortions and the way they twist facts and make assumptions so I don’t really like historians at all and if anybody called me one, I’d probably set fire to their house!