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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…
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…
Normally I make myself swim, do exercises. For zest I like going to the cinema.
The clue to book jacket photography is to look friendly and approachable, but not too glamorous.
Ninety-seven is my lucky number.
My mother, who was quite sharp when I was young, became utterly mild.
My mother was a politician in my formative years.
King Charles II liked women’s company and well as making love to them.
It can be a long gap between the emergence of fully researched historical biographies.
If I write that it was a cold day, you can be sure I know it was a cold day because Pepys told us.
I’m very interested in good and evil and the moral natures of people.
I think mine is the fullest and most plausible account of what went on in Marie Antoinette’s life.
I think crime writing is my link with trying to preserve a sort of order.
I realize that I had always in my heart of hearts planned to write a biography of Marie Antoinette.
I have no plans for a future Jemima Shore mystery, but would write one tomorrow if a good idea came to me.
I hate the only one of my book jackets when I was made up professionally, my hair made into a smooth bell.
I don’t like it, but this afternoon I’ve told myself I am going to go and get a dress.
I can’t read historical fiction because I find the real thing so much more interesting.
I’m glad I was never an heiress.
As long as you persecute people, you will actually throw up terrorism.
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