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But at the same time I went down into the mines with working miners who are still young men, younger than I am, who are aware that their working life is coming to an end and they feel suddenly cut off.
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I feel very bad about getting things wrong.
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I hate to be categorized.
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I have a French book with the period picked out, and I am working on something right now that I don't want to talk about at all.
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I have another Russian idea, too, with a place and a period, so I guess I have enough to keep me busy for quite some time, especially considering that I'm such a slow writer.
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I never thought I would just be doing Arkady books.
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I think I was wise to use an American as the point of view, and I guess all that time I wasted as a kid reading Orwell and Waugh and Huxley set up some patterns, some little trails here and there to that rhythm.
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I think that each book, each country, has its own rhythm and this particular rhythm worked very well for me, it felt very comfortable.
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I'd always been a great fan of George Orwell.
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I'd love to do something set in Japan.
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I'm very aware when I'm speaking to the English of how flat my Mid-Atlantic American voice is.
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I've always been struck by how unsuspicious people are in general, if you tell them what you're about.
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I've got a book of poetry by the bed, one of these big collections that goes back to the Greeks and Romans.
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I've met miners who hate talking about mining because it is so dangerous and hard and they don't want their wives to know.
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I've taken a few liberties, but I wanted them to be liberties I'd taken deliberately.
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If you take the contempt some Americans have for yuppies and multiply it by 10 you might come close to understanding their attitude towards the City, as they call it - London, the people of the south.
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Mining is the most dangerous occupation in the world and I guess always has been.
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Most people - and particularly people whose lives have nothing to do with books at all - are intrigued by the idea that somebody wants to listen to them and get it right.
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Of course it is all very quaint now, and if you go to Wigan there are no coal mines functioning so you are no longer surrounded by that smoky veil, but if you have any imagination at all you can see how awful it was.
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The fact is that I loved being in England.
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The government is shutting down the coal industry, they say it's cheaper to draw nuclear power off the French grid and cheaper to buy coal from Colombia.
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The great thing about being a writer is that you are always recreating yourself.
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Then there was the whole concept of coal mining, which is a culture unto itself, the most dangerous occupation in the world, and which draws and develops a certain kind of man.
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Then years back, when I moved to California, I happened to see a book about fashions of 19th-century Victorian England, only four pages of which was devoted to the dress of the working class.
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There is a huge antipathy in England between the north and the south, the working class and the owning class.
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We all love the rhythm of English speech, probably for the same reason we love the King James version of the Bible, the up and downness of it.
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What's wonderful is to read the different translations - some done in 1600 and some in 1900 - of the same passage. It's fascinating to watch the same tale repeated in such a different way by two different centuries.
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