Lisa's excellent interview with David Netto on A Bloomsbury Life... but this part especially:
"I'm big on respect for yourself. Putting a tie on most days at home to write does make me take life more seriously. I don't view that as an inconvenience. I'm inspired by the abstract painter Robert Ryman who gets up every day, puts on a suit, rides the subway to his studio and gets to work painting white squares."
Clare Vivier bags? I think not ;-)