Antonia Fraser's Quotes
Biography of Antonia Fraser
Normally I make myself swim, do exercises. For zest I like going to the cinema.Tags: Cinema, Swim, Zest
The clue to book jacket photography is to look friendly and approachable, but not too glamorous.Tags: Book, Friendly, Glamorous
I am re-reading Henry James as a change from history. I began with Daisy Miller, and I've just finished Washington Square. What a brilliant, painful book.Tags: Book, Change, History
The concentration in my book on Marie Antoinette's childhood and on her family influences. It is surprising how some books actually start with her arrival in France!Tags: Book, Family, Start
We are privileged. There are poor people out there. We must to do something to make them privileged.Tags: Poor, Privileged
Lives in previous centuries for women are largely a matter of class. It would have been fun to have been a rich, privileged woman in the 18th century, but no fun at all to be her maid.Tags: Fun, Woman, Women
After Mary Queen of Scots, I turned to the farthest subject possible: Cromwell.Tags: After, Possible, Subject
I think there has been a great deal of valuable revisionism in women's history.Tags: Great, History, Women
I think there's a tremendous split between people who've been through a war and people who haven't.Tags: Between, Split, War
People in my books tend to get their just deserts, even if not at the hands of the police.Tags: Books, Hands, Police
My advantage as a woman and a human being has been in having a mother who believed strongly in women's education. She was an early undergraduate at Oxford, and her own mother was a doctor.Tags: Education, Mother, Women
As long as you persecute people, you will actually throw up terrorism.Tags: Actually, Terrorism, Throw
I can't read historical fiction because I find the real thing so much more interesting.Tags: Fiction, Read, Real
I don't like it, but this afternoon I've told myself I am going to go and get a dress.Tags: Afternoon, Dress
I hate the only one of my book jackets when I was made up professionally, my hair made into a smooth bell.Tags: Book, Hair, Hate
I have no plans for a future Jemima Shore mystery, but would write one tomorrow if a good idea came to me.Tags: Future, Good, Tomorrow
I realize that I had always in my heart of hearts planned to write a biography of Marie Antoinette.Tags: Heart, Realize, Write
I think crime writing is my link with trying to preserve a sort of order.Tags: Order, Trying, Writing
I think mine is the fullest and most plausible account of what went on in Marie Antoinette's life.Tags: Fullest, Life, Mine
If I write that it was a cold day, you can be sure I know it was a cold day because Pepys told us.Tags: Cold, Sure, Write
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It can be a long gap between the emergence of fully researched historical biographies.Tags: Between, Emergence, Historical
Mary Queen of Scots was my first love, and that is always something special.Tags: Love, Queen, Special