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. With whom in history do you most identify?
A. Nobody much. I would probably identify more strongly with the people who are not in history, the mute inglorious Miltons, the women who didn't have rooms of their own.
Q. What do you regret most?
A. I am not telling you.
Q. What are your 5 favorite songs?
A. "When I am laid in earth" - Dido's song by Purcell, Scarborough Fair, "I get along without you very well" by Chet Baker, Loser by Beck, O Salutaris Hostia