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My Life in 8 Words
Q. What is your motto or maxim?
A. Walk Home.
Q. Who is your favorite fictional villain?
A. Lovelace in Richardson's Clarissa
Q. If you could be any person or thing, who or what would it be?
A. My beloved horse, now retired from work, has one of the most idyllic lives one can imagine. He does nothing, he is adored for being himself, and he has limitless food and leisure. He is also incredibly beautiful.
Q. If you could meet any historical character, who would it be and what would you say to him or her?
A. I should love to meet Elizabeth I and ask her about the mysteries of her time: her attitude to marriage, to Mary, Queen of Scots, the reasons behind her decisions.
Q. With whom in history do you most identify?
A. Right now, Elizabeth Woodville, Edward IV's chosen wife and Queen of England