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Born: 1932-08-27
Profession: Author
Nation: British
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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

I'm glad I was never an heiress.

Tags: Glad, Heiress

People in my books tend to get their just deserts, even if not at the hands of the police.

Tags: Books, Hands, Police

That is my major concern: writers who are in prison for writing.

Tags: Prison, Writers, Writing

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

I'm very interested in good and evil and the moral natures of people.

Tags: Evil, Good, Moral

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

King Charles II liked women's company and well as making love to them.

Tags: Love, Making, Women

Mary Queen of Scots was my first love, and that is always something special.

Tags: Love, Queen, Special

My mother was a politician in my formative years.

Tags: Formative, Mother, Politician

My mother, who was quite sharp when I was young, became utterly mild.

Tags: Mother, Quite, Young

Ninety-seven is my lucky number.

Tags: Lucky, Number