7 thoughts on “I met Sarah Waters and said “I love a spinster aunt”

  • September 3, 2014 at 11:40 pm
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    Sounds like a game of Consequences. And she said?

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  • September 4, 2014 at 12:20 pm
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    It is a sentence that rests in all of us, patiently waiting for an opportunity to burst forth. Sadly, for many of us and our sentences, this opportunity never arrives.

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  • September 5, 2014 at 3:42 am
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    Hilarious. :) I sadly just found out that the night Sarah Waters is here in Seattle, I have to attend a parents' night at Z's school. I guess I will just have to wait for her to write her next book (which hopefully won't take years and years again!).

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  • September 8, 2014 at 9:25 pm
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    Ok, I shall give details – if anybody is still waiting!
    We had a nice little chat during the book signing – the book is set in the 1920s and she mentioned Sylvia Townsend Warner, so I brought up my thesis, and mentioned that it was about spinsters in part. Sarah Waters recommended Elizabeth von Arnim's Vera, and said there was a spinster aunt in it – cue me saying "I love a spinster aunt!"

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