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Naomi Mitchison
(1897-1999) born on
Nov 01
Scottish novelist. Her numerous works include the historcial novel "The Conquered," 1923; and the children's book "Snake," 1976.
         
   
F
I read a lot of archaeology and early history in a general way, not thinking particularly of this book, and this provided me with the background. It showed me how, possibly, the people lived back then.

R
It was as though there was a film going on inside my head, and I was watching it as it went by. I was completely immersed in this. I didn't know what was coming, but it just came.
A
After you've written about something once, though, it's very dangerous to try and do it again. The original story was very good indeed, but the more he wrote the less good it became.
N
It was all coming out from somewhere, and I just had the job of writing it down. I was, however, determined that the central characters would have a happy ending, but it was quite difficult sometimes to get them out of trouble.
K
Keep it light so you can say a lot more, especially if it's something you care about.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: "Interview with Naomi Mitchison," by Raymond H. Thompson, 15 Apr 1989; found at www.lib.rochester.edu/camelot/intrvws/mitchisn.htm
R: "Interview with Naomi Mitchison," by Raymond H. Thompson, 15 Apr 1989; found at www.lib.rochester.edu/camelot/intrvws/mitchisn.htm
A: Comment about "The Sword in the Stone;" in an "Interview with Naomi Mitchison," by Raymond H. Thompson, 15 Apr 1989; found at www.lib.rochester.edu/camelot/intrvws/mitchisn.htm
N: "Interview with Naomi Mitchison," by Raymond H. Thompson, 15 Apr 1989; found at www.lib.rochester.edu/camelot/intrvws/mitchisn.htm
K: "Interview with Naomi Mitchison," by Raymond H. Thompson, 15 Apr 1989; found at www.lib.rochester.edu/camelot/intrvws/mitchisn.htm
   


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