Author Alan Bradley's tips to tackle sickbed boredom
Author Alan Bradley waited a long time to find success as a writer.
Bradley has now published his latest story in the Flavia de Luce series, and it's been a roaring success for him.
On this week's DNTO, he goes back to his own youth, telling us how growing up in the 1940s there weren't many ways of preventing many childhood illnesses. Getting one meant that if you didn't die, you were going to be spending a long time recuperating.
So when Alan was directed to spend a year away from sunlight, he had to find a secretive and unusual way to entertain himself. Click the link above to hear his story.