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Deborah Meyler

Deborah Meyler was born in Manchester, read English at Oxford University, and completed a Master of Philosophy thesis on American fiction at St. Andrews University. She eventually moved to New York, where she worked in a bookshop for six years, sold paintings, and had three children. She now lives in Cambridge and is working on her next novel.
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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. If you could acquire any talent, what would it be?

A. To sing. To sing, to sing, to sing.

Q. If you could eat only one thing for the rest of your days, what would it be?

A. Jacobs cream crackers with cold butter.

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.

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.

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