Having read all the Jack the Station Cat book series for children I wanted to know more about Alan Cliff and his influences and why he wrote his books.
VW: How did you go from being a Methodist Minister to writing about Jack the Station Cat?
AC: When I had to take reirement from full rime ministry in 1987 one of the doctors treating me suggested that in order to keep my mind active I should write. I told him I hated writing. Even my minister's letter in the church magazine was written by my wife Rosemary!!
"Tough" he said, "you will have to learn." So Rosemary enrolled in an Open College of the Arts writing course and I became a ghost student.