Reading: I CAPTURE THE CASTLE, p. 26

Chapter III

  • When I read a book, I put in all the imagination I can, so that it is almost like writing the book as well as reading it — or rather, it is like living it.
  • I dont intend to let myself become the kind of author who can only work in seclusion — after all, Jane Austen wrote in the sitting-room and merely covered up her work when a visitor called (though I bet she thought a thing or two) — but I am not quite Jane Austen yet and there are limits to what I can stand.

NOTE: Dodie Smith (1896- 1990), an English writer, wrote I Capture the Castle while living in Malibu in the 1940s. It was her first novel.

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