Deborah Meyler: What Are You Reading?
My Life in 8 Words
Q. What is your motto or maxim?
A. I stole it from F.J.Foakes-Jackson, a Cambridge scholar and clergyman: “It’s no use trying to be clever—we are all clever here; just try to be kind—a little kind.”
Q. What is your biggest pet peeve?
A. whn peeple cant spel or punctuat'e and dont even care
Q. Who is your favorite fictional hero?
A. Lord Peter Wimsey.
Q. If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you choose to be?
A. I think here, in a small house in Cambridge, with sunlight slanting through the blind, is fine.
Q. What is your favorite occupation, when you’re not writing?
A. I like to sit about doing bugger all so that I can feel terribly guilty about not writing. I also love gardening, painting, talking to my friends.