Antonia Fraser Quotes

30 Antonia Fraser quotes:

"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."
"I enjoyed writing mysteries out of my imagination as a relief from all that research, and also because I could write them while traveling."
"I hate the only one of my book jackets when I was made up professionally, my hair made into a smooth bell."
"I'm very interested in good and evil and the moral natures of people."
"Ninety-seven is my lucky number."
"Normally I make myself swim, do exercises. For zest I like going to the cinema."
"People in my books tend to get their just deserts, even if not at the hands of the police."
"We are privileged. There are poor people out there. We must to do something to make them privileged."
"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."
"I can't read historical fiction because I find the real thing so much more interesting."
"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!"
"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!"
"Why waste time instructing others when you could be reading the manuscripts yourself? The only exceptions are matters of foreign language."
"The clue to book jacket photography is to look friendly and approachable, but not too glamorous."
"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."
"After Mary Queen of Scots, I turned to the farthest subject possible: Cromwell."
"I don't like it, but this afternoon I've told myself I am going to go and get a dress."
"I have no plans for a future Jemima Shore mystery, but would write one tomorrow if a good idea came to me."
"I realize that I had always in my heart of hearts planned to write a biography of Marie Antoinette."
"I think crime writing is my link with trying to preserve a sort of order."

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