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Gry Finsnes – Into The Closets

Exclusive Interview with Best Selling author Gry Finsnes on the release of her new novel Into The Closets - available Now on Amazon.


Exclusive Interview with Best Selling author Gry Finsnes on the release of her new novel Into The Closets – available Now on Amazon.

At a time when Harry and Meghan’s “Megxit” from the royal family continues to make headline news, we talk to Gry Finsnes whose new novel provides a new take on what life is like “behind the scenes” at Buckingham Palace.

Writers find inspiration in many areas. What was the inspiration for your book?

I worked for the Royal Collection for over two years and helped cataloguing the contents of several royal palaces and houses. It was a unique job and gave me insight into parts of English history that I felt I should share with the world.

This is a different genre to your previous successful novels, how did you come about writing in it and why?

My novels all have a historical or recent historical backdrop. This description is from the nineties, thirty years ago. Conditions were different then, with less security than today surrounding the royal family.

What are you hoping that the fans take away from your new book?

This, written as a thriller, is meant to entertain, but I also wanted to describe the treasures that people don’t normally see: the old furniture and antiques. Buckingham Palace is particularly filled with old paintings, masterpieces from centuries back, but also with furniture, clocks and scientific instruments bought from fleeing aristocrats after the French revolution. Hopefully my readers can learn a little about this field.

Do you have any favorite parts of the book?

The description of the decorative arts, the glass pieces, is what I like best. The seduction scenes with Fyodor were hard to write, but I think they have turned out well.

What’s next for you and your writing career?

Perhaps there will be a follow up to this novel, Into the Closets.

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