Antonia Fraser - Quotes

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Lives in previous centuries for women are largely a matter of class. It would have been fun to have been a rich, privileged woman in the 18th century, but no fun at all to be her maid. ---->>>

My advantage as a woman and a human being has been in having a mother who believed strongly in women's education. She was an early undergraduate at Oxford, and her own mother was a doctor.

My advantage as a woman and a human being has been in having a mother who believed strongly in women's education. She was an early undergraduate at Oxford, and her own mother was a doctor.

After Mary Queen of Scots, I turned to the farthest subject possible: Cromwell. ---->>>

Mary Queen of Scots was my first love, and that is always something special. ---->>>

Normally I make myself swim, do exercises. For zest I like going to the cinema. ---->>>

That is my major concern: writers who are in prison for writing. ---->>>

We are privileged. There are poor people out there. We must to do something to make them privileged. ---->>>

I think there has been a great deal of valuable revisionism in women's history. ---->>>

People in my books tend to get their just deserts, even if not at the hands of the police. ---->>>

I can't read historical fiction because I find the real thing so much more interesting. ---->>>

I don't like it, but this afternoon I've told myself I am going to go and get a dress. ---->>>

I have no plans for a future Jemima Shore mystery, but would write one tomorrow if a good idea came to me. ---->>>

I think crime writing is my link with trying to preserve a sort of order. ---->>>

I think mine is the fullest and most plausible account of what went on in Marie Antoinette's life. ---->>>

I'm very interested in good and evil and the moral natures of people. ---->>>

King Charles II liked women's company and well as making love to them. ---->>>

The clue to book jacket photography is to look friendly and approachable, but not too glamorous. ---->>>

I am re-reading Henry James as a change from history. I began with Daisy Miller, and I've just finished Washington Square. What a brilliant, painful book. ---->>>

I think there's a tremendous split between people who've been through a war and people who haven't. ---->>>

I'm glad I was never an heiress. ---->>>

I hate the only one of my book jackets when I was made up professionally, my hair made into a smooth bell. ---->>>

I realize that I had always in my heart of hearts planned to write a biography of Marie Antoinette. ---->>>

It can be a long gap between the emergence of fully researched historical biographies. ---->>>

My mother was a politician in my formative years. ---->>>

My mother, who was quite sharp when I was young, became utterly mild. ---->>>

As long as you persecute people, you will actually throw up terrorism. ---->>>

If I write that it was a cold day, you can be sure I know it was a cold day because Pepys told us. ---->>>

Ninety-seven is my lucky number. ---->>>

The concentration in my book on Marie Antoinette's childhood and on her family influences. It is surprising how some books actually start with her arrival in France! ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: British
Born: 08-27, 1932
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Lady Antonia Margaret Caroline Fraser DBE (born 27 August 1932), née Pakenham, is a British author of history, novels, biographies and detective fiction. She is the widow of the 2005 Nobel Laureate in Literature, Harold Pinter (1930–2008), and prior to his death was also known as Antonia Pinter.(wikipedia)