The Big Question: What’s the best escape?

Intelligent Life, November/December 2014

One of six writers including Anne Enright, Alan Johnson and Arianna Huffington, Henry gives his view on what the best form of escape is when life becomes fraught.

Although he considers himself to be ‘permanently on call’, Henry manages to escape every day, because his escape is the workshop at the bottom of his garden.

‘There is the same joy in using your hands in a useful way but without all the anxieties … At least with woodwork the only risk is to my self-esteem, and an occasional bruised finger.’

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Editorial assistant for Weidenfeld & Nicolson non-fiction. Also a lover of Classics, cats, lifting and fossil-collecting.