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"I don’t change the facts to enhance the drama. I think of it the other way round, the drama has got to fit the facts,
and it’s your job as a writer to find the shape in real life."
Hilary Mantel


Wednesday, May 8, 2013

The Duke's Birthday



He was born this day 343 years ago, in Lincoln's Inn Fields, the illegitimate son of the King of England and London's favourite actress.

He resided at various other addresses during his lifetime. As I prepare for a move myself, from a country house to a house in a nearby city, I envy him all the household officers and servants who must have overseen the many details involved!

Until I'm settled, blogging will be even more sporadic, I suspect.