‘The precision of Wodehouse, the economy of Fitzgerald and the wild comic invention of Flann O’Brien; these then are the elements that inspire me.’
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‘Everything in his plays is stripped down to it’s minimum, and yet his thematic and emotional reach is so vast. His later plays have an extraordinary intimacy.’
‘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. ‘
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