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Diane Setterfield

Diane Setterfield (born 22 August 1964) is a British author whose 2006 debut novel, The Thirteenth Tale, became a New York Times No. 1 best-seller. It is written in the Gothic tradition, with echoes of Jane Eyre and Wuthering Heights. Her debut novel was turned into a television film.

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Prescription: 'Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, The Case Book of Sherlock Holmes. Take ten pages, twice a day ...

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Excessively narrow reading is unhelpful, certainly. Reading only Serious Literature is no better tha ...

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I see people as haunted by the selves they don't know... I don't have children, but I have nieces an ...

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I am human. Like all humans, I do not remember my birth. By the time we wake up to ourselves, we are ...

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Our clients' faces, with the customary outward paleness and inner glow of the book lover.

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I've nothing against people who love truth. Apart from the fact that they make dull companions.

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Boys do not leave their boyhood behind when they leave off their school uniform.

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Once upon a time there was a fairy godmother, but the rest of the time there was none. This story is ...

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There is something about words. In expert hands, manipulated deftly, they take you prisoner. Wind th ...

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A story so cherished it has to be dressed in casualness to disguise its significance in case the lis ...

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Do they sense it, these dead writers, when their books are read? Does a pinprick of light appear in ...

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I am always happy up a ladder with a paintbrush in my hand. And I wish I had more time to spend in t ...

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For several decades, I believed it was necessary to be extraordinary if you wanted to write, and sin ...

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In this cruel world kindness should always be repaid.

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Tragedy alters everything.

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