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I spoke to Margaret Drabble today!

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saffronwblue Sun 02-Mar-14 11:23:48

I spent the morning at a writers' festival where she was a speaker. In the discussion with the interviewer she talked about the pleasure of comfort reading and of re-reading a book over years. I bought a book and lined up to get it signed. I said to her 'your early novels have been my comfort reading for decades - thank you'. She gave me a lovely smile.
It sounds corny but I loved it - it is not often you get a chance to say thank you to someone whose words have been in your head.

HumphreyCobbler Sun 02-Mar-14 11:24:48

Oh I LOVE her early novels too. Summer Birdcage, The Garrick Year, The Waterfall smile

HumphreyCobbler Sun 02-Mar-14 11:25:25

My daughter is named after the main character in Jerusalem The Golden.

I wish I could have met her envy

saffronwblue Mon 03-Mar-14 00:37:44

Love Jerusalem the golden. Great name choice! It was lovely hearing her talk about writing a summer birdcage when she was young and had no expectations on her.

Jojoanna Mon 03-Mar-14 01:24:57

I would love to meet Margaret Drabble. One of my favourite authors

INeedSomeHelp Mon 03-Mar-14 01:32:54

My mum went to school with Margaret Drabble (totally useless piece of information).

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