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Sara Jeannette Duncan

Sara Jeannette Duncan (22 December 1861 – 22 July 1922) was a Canadian author and journalist. She also published as Mrs. Everard Cotes among other names. First trained as a teacher in a normal school, she published poetry early in her life and after a brief period of teaching got a job as a travelling writer for Canadian newspapers and wrote a column for The Globe, a Toronto paper. Afterward she wrote for the Washington Post where she also gained editorial experience, being quickly put in charge of the current literature section. She continued to work as a writer and editor for Canadian publications until a journey to India, where she married an Anglo-Indian civil servant. From then on she divided her time between England and India, writing for publications in various countries, and then began to write fiction rather than journalism. She wrote 22 works of fiction, many with international themes and settings, novels which met with mixed acclaim and today are rarely read. She died in Ashtead, Surrey, England, a year after she moved there with her husband. In 2016, she was named a National Historic Person on the advice of the Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada.

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“If you have anything to tell me of importance, for God's sake begin at the end”

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I know Americans talk a great deal about the price of things - more, I consider, than is entertainin ...

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When two friends understand each other totally, the words are soft and strong like an orchid's perfu ...

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Englishmen have a genius for looking uncomfortable. Their feelings are terribly mixed up with their ...

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Clothes and courage have so much to do with each other.

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Human beings aren't orchids; we must draw something from the soil we grow in.

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We often say that we fear no invasion from the south, but the armies of the south have already cross ...

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It is also possible, I believe, if one lives in India long enough, to come across a globe-trotter wh ...

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