I have never come upon a better statement on the appeal of history. Ultimately there is nothing more “romantic” than history…
Truth indeed. We could definitely use some.
I remember thinking also that I had gone to great lengths to write the women well (particularly the French women, who in our “Anglo-Saxon” literature are too often caricatured as nutcases, fiends, deviants, or “exotic”), and she had zeroed in on a man.
Are you more of an introvert or more of an extrovert?
Otherwise religiously indifferent British would likely go to battle stations if some government bureaucrat dared to inform them, “Look, attendance is so small, we will pull that church down and put up a brand new shopping centre.”
Have we forgotten a “dystopia” is a “not-good place”?
Don’t tell me you don’t remember that video the next time you are walking through an airport.😂
Writing a book is a solitary effort, whereas sharing to social media is, well, social (hopefully)…
From the outside, often it looked cool and glamorous (I remember sitting star-struck at him once telling me about meeting Sean Connery)…
From then on, occasionally and unexpectedly whenever we were sauntering around in public, and especially when we were sightseeing, impersonating the guide “Isabelle” would comically shout at me, “Staaaay onnnnn zuhhh runaaaahs!”