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‘Virginia Woolf’s fiction explores the inner lives of intelligent women with courage and originality; she searched for, and found, a way of telling a story that was different.’
‘I’m inspired by novelists who reveal the extraordinary in what are patronisingly called ‘everyday people’; that refusal to confine interest to life’s winners.’
‘Most of the Victorians I loved have lost their shine too, for me, except George Eliot; her luminous sense of justice and vision distinguish her. ‘