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Antonia Fraser
August 27, 1932 -
Nationality: British
Category: Author
Subcategory: British Author

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.


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


I think there has been a great deal of valuable revisionism in women's history.


I'm glad I was never an heiress.


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


After Mary Queen of Scots, I turned to the farthest subject possible: Cromwell.


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.


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


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!


I have no plans for a future Jemima Shore mystery, but would write one tomorrow if a good idea came to me.


Ninety-seven is my lucky number.


It can be a long gap between the emergence of fully researched historical biographies.


I can't read historical fiction because I find the real thing so much more interesting.


My mother was a politician in my formative years.


I think crime writing is my link with trying to preserve a sort of order.


As long as you persecute people, you will actually throw up terrorism.


Normally I make myself swim, do exercises. For zest I like going to the cinema.


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


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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