Gill Perdue: ‘Just like ballet, writing comes from a place of wanting to entertain people’

The Dublin author on the links between children’s books and crime fiction, what she learned as a dance teacher, and being told to cut down on breastfeeding

Author and dance teacher Gill Perdue during one of her dance classes at the War Memorial Hall in Terenure. Photo by Frank McGrath

Tanya Sweeney

In a spacious Terenure parish hall, Gill Perdue lines her young pupils up at the barre for ballet class. Teaching dance is something the Dubliner has been doing since she was a teenager. “It’s getting to the point where the children I’ve taught are now sending their own children to the classes,” she says.

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