Facts about Antonia Fraser

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Antonia Fraser is a famous Author from United Kingdom, he/she is still alive and was born August 27, 1932.

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He/she is born under the zodiac virgo, who is known for Analyzing, Practical, Reflective, Observation, Thoughtful. Our collection contains 29 quotes who is written / told by Antonia.

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Famous quotes by Antonia Fraser (29)


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"Ninety-seven is my lucky number"
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"My mother was a politician in my formative years"
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"Mary Queen of Scots was my first love, and that is always something special"
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"I realize that I had always in my heart of hearts planned to write a biography of Marie Antoinette"
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"I think mine is the fullest and most plausible account of what went on in Marie Antoinette's life"
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"I think crime writing is my link with trying to preserve a sort of order"
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"The clue to book jacket photography is to look friendly and approachable, but not too glamorous"
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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"
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"I think there's a tremendous split between people who've been through a war and people who haven't"
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"I think there has been a great deal of valuable revisionism in women's history"
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"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!"
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"I'm very interested in good and evil and the moral natures of people"
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"I have no plans for a future Jemima Shore mystery, but would write one tomorrow if a good idea came to me"
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"I don't like it, but this afternoon I've told myself I am going to go and get a dress"
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"That is my major concern: writers who are in prison for writing"
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"Normally I make myself swim, do exercises. For zest I like going to the cinema"
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"My mother, who was quite sharp when I was young, became utterly mild"
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"King Charles II liked women's company and well as making love to them"
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"I'm glad I was never an heiress"
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"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"
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"As long as you persecute people, you will actually throw up terrorism"
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"We are privileged. There are poor people out there. We must to do something to make them privileged"
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"People in my books tend to get their just deserts, even if not at the hands of the police"
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"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"
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"It can be a long gap between the emergence of fully researched historical biographies"
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"If I write that it was a cold day, you can be sure I know it was a cold day because Pepys told us"
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"I hate the only one of my book jackets when I was made up professionally, my hair made into a smooth bell"
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"I can't read historical fiction because I find the real thing so much more interesting"
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"After Mary Queen of Scots, I turned to the farthest subject possible: Cromwell"


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