Questions & Answers

Are any of Sasha’s (in Scandalous) experiences at Cambridge University based on your own memories of studying there?

Tilly:

Well, none of my tutors ever came on to me, if that’s what you mean! But yes, generally speaking, I based a lot of  the Cambridge scenes on my own experiences there, which were magical. I will never forget the feeling of arriving at Cambridge for the first time, the wonder and awe of it all. I was seventeen and pregnant when I applied to St John’s College. Without their support, both financial and emotional, my life and my daughter’s life would no doubt have turned out very differently. I think people generally have a lot of misconceptions about Cambridge, that it is snobby and elitist and unfriendly. That was certainly not my experience.