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After Mary Queen of Scots, I turned to the farthest subject possible: Cromwell.
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As long as you persecute people, you will actually throw up terrorism.
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As the seventh wife of Henry VIII I hope I would have managed to do the old monster in-my cooking comes to mind, as I am a hopeless cook.
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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.
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I can't read historical fiction because I find the real thing so much more interesting.
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I don't like it, but this afternoon I've told myself I am going to go and get a dress.
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I enjoyed writing mysteries out of my imagination as a relief from all that research, and also because I could write them while traveling.
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I hate the only one of my book jackets when I was made up professionally, my hair made into a smooth bell.
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I have no plans for a future Jemima Shore mystery, but would write one tomorrow if a good idea came to me.
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I have tried to look at Marie Antoinette, her successes and failures, in terms of what she faced, with detachment.
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I realize that I had always in my heart of hearts planned to write a biography of Marie Antoinette.
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I think crime writing is my link with trying to preserve a sort of order.
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I think mine is the fullest and most plausible account of what went on in Marie Antoinette's life.
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I think there has been a great deal of valuable revisionism in women's history.
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I think there's a tremendous split between people who've been through a war and people who haven't.
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I was so intent on supporting him and thinking of how life with chemo and a huge operation could be bearable for him.
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I would never say to Harold, You've gone a bit too far. Harold is a force of nature.
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I'm glad I was never an heiress.
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I'm very interested in good and evil and the moral natures of people.
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If I write that it was a cold day, you can be sure I know it was a cold day because Pepys told us.
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It can be a long gap between the emergence of fully researched historical biographies.
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King Charles II liked women's company and well as making love to them.
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King Juan Carlos would be worthy of a full biography as a major player in his country's history. Alas, my Spanish is not good enough to offer myself!
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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.
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Mary Queen of Scots was my first love, and that is always something special.
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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.
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My first biography, Mary Queen of Scots, was about a roughly similar figure, a tragic and fascinating queen who was executed.
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My mother was a politician in my formative years.
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My mother, who was quite sharp when I was young, became utterly mild.
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Ninety-seven is my lucky number.
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Normally I make myself swim, do exercises. For zest I like going to the cinema.
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One couldn't help thinking of Princess Diana when writing some passages, although I don't make a mention in the text, which would be anachronistic.
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People in my books tend to get their just deserts, even if not at the hands of the police.
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That is my major concern: writers who are in prison for writing.
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The clue to book jacket photography is to look friendly and approachable, but not too glamorous.
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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!
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There would have been a Style Marie Antoinette, I expect, and we would admire rooms in museums decorated in her taste.
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We are privileged. There are poor people out there. We must to do something to make them privileged.
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We were 15 years apart, but we were different generations. We got married. We were happy for a time. And then we weren't.
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Why waste time instructing others when you could be reading the manuscripts yourself? The only exceptions are matters of foreign language.
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