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Sara Sheridan quotes: Being able to read well in public and talk about your work in an engaging fashion is part of most writers' job specification. Being able to read well in public and talk about your work in an engaging fashion is part of most writers' job specification.
Sara Sheridan quotes: Writing is such a solitary occupation that it takes a long time to build up a group of professional peers with whom you genuinely identify. Writing is such a solitary occupation that it takes a long time to build up a group of professional peers with whom you genuinely identify.
Sara Sheridan quotes: When you think about the period in which Agatha Christie's crime novels were written, they are actually quite edgy for the time. When you think about the period in which Agatha Christie's crime novels were written, they are actually quite edgy for the time.
Sara Sheridan quotes: I have a very strong sense that we only know where we are by looking clearly at where we've come from. I have a very strong sense that we only know where we are by looking clearly at where we've come from.
Sara Sheridan quotes: He cannot think. He can scarcely breathe. But he has no desire to either, he simply wants to keep kissing her. He cannot think. He can scarcely breathe. But he has no desire to either, he simply wants to keep kissing her.
Sara Sheridan quotes: If peace came it would have to do so when there had been time to allow the hatred to grow out of people's thinking. If peace came it would have to do so when there had been time to allow the hatred to grow out of people's thinking.
Sara Sheridan quotes: I was middle class and fucked up and spoilt. I was middle class and fucked up and spoilt.
Sara Sheridan quotes: There are as many different kinds of books as there are writers - as many different responses as there are readers. There are as many different kinds of books as there are writers - as many different responses as there are readers.
Sara Sheridan quotes: Didn't young people care what the generation before them had achieved? And if not, why had everyone gone through those grim difficult wartime years? Didn't young people care what the generation before them had achieved? And if not, why had everyone gone through those grim difficult wartime years?
Sara Sheridan quotes: If there's one shade a woman of colour can't wear it's got to be the one everyone expects, hasn't it? If there's one shade a woman of colour can't wear it's got to be the one everyone expects, hasn't it?
Sara Sheridan quotes: A word out of place or an interesting choice of vocabulary can spawn a whole character. A word out of place or an interesting choice of vocabulary can spawn a whole character.
Sara Sheridan quotes: Like good reading skills, good writing skills require immersion and imaginative engagement. Like good reading skills, good writing skills require immersion and imaginative engagement.
Sara Sheridan quotes: I love stories that suck you in, that you can't stop reading because you are quite simply there. I love stories that suck you in, that you can't stop reading because you are quite simply there.
Sara Sheridan quotes: My fascination with history is as much about the present as it is about the past. My fascination with history is as much about the present as it is about the past.
Sara Sheridan quotes: Having instant feedback on twitter to research material I'm considering is an enormous help. Having instant feedback on twitter to research material I'm considering is an enormous help.
Sara Sheridan quotes: Archive material is vital to the writer of historical fiction. Archive material is vital to the writer of historical fiction.
Sara Sheridan quotes: If you put Mirabelle into some of the situations she gets into, there is only one way Mirabelle can behave. If you put Mirabelle into some of the situations she gets into, there is only one way Mirabelle can behave.
Sara Sheridan quotes: If you tempted a poor man with a fortune, who could blame the fellow for taking what he could? If you tempted a poor man with a fortune, who could blame the fellow for taking what he could?
Sara Sheridan quotes: Covert operations relied on the unguarded slip, the unconscious choosing of one word over another. Covert operations relied on the unguarded slip, the unconscious choosing of one word over another.
Sara Sheridan quotes: The 1950s is a key decade in the 20th Century. Each year has a distinctive flavour. The 1950s is a key decade in the 20th Century. Each year has a distinctive flavour.
Sara Sheridan quotes: I didn't want to give up my job and join the ranks of the Doing Fuck All brigade no matter how much money I had in the bank. I didn't want to give up my job and join the ranks of the Doing Fuck All brigade no matter how much money I had in the bank.
Sara Sheridan quotes: I've always been attracted to stories about rebels - things that are unusual and sometimes dangerous. I've always been attracted to stories about rebels - things that are unusual and sometimes dangerous.
Sara Sheridan quotes: At the end of the day, that's what a family is - a group of different people who accept each other. At the end of the day, that's what a family is - a group of different people who accept each other.
Sara Sheridan quotes: Kindness was too painful. It had been a long time since he had had to endure it. Kindness was too painful. It had been a long time since he had had to endure it.
Sara Sheridan quotes: I spend some time every week in independent bookshops all over the country and what I see is inspiring! I spend some time every week in independent bookshops all over the country and what I see is inspiring!
Sara Sheridan quotes: History makes my mouth water - and that is as much because of the voids in what documentation remains as what is set in stone. History makes my mouth water - and that is as much because of the voids in what documentation remains as what is set in stone.
Sara Sheridan quotes: We might give her presents, tell some tales, but would she ever be able to really understand what the journey had been like for us? We might give her presents, tell some tales, but would she ever be able to really understand what the journey had been like for us?
Sara Sheridan quotes: Only a man with nothing to hide could make that kind of racket. Only a man with nothing to hide could make that kind of racket.
Sara Sheridan quotes: Small details are a vital part of allowing a reader to make an imaginative connection with long dead historical figures. Small details are a vital part of allowing a reader to make an imaginative connection with long dead historical figures.
Sara Sheridan quotes: The sky was a sparkling succession of black diamonds on black velvet made crystal clear by the blackout. The sky was a sparkling succession of black diamonds on black velvet made crystal clear by the blackout.
Sara Sheridan quotes: I had loved poetry and the theatre. Now I loved adventure more. I had loved poetry and the theatre. Now I loved adventure more.
Sara Sheridan quotes: I'm grateful that I've enjoyed the support of libraries, bookshops and institutional funders. I'm grateful that I've enjoyed the support of libraries, bookshops and institutional funders.
Sara Sheridan quotes: When a chap is passionate, the readership can sense it. When a chap is passionate, the readership can sense it.
Sara Sheridan quotes: It's easy to laugh at etiquette, but in a hundred years, our children's grandchildren will almost certainly be laughing at us. It's easy to laugh at etiquette, but in a hundred years, our children's grandchildren will almost certainly be laughing at us.
Sara Sheridan quotes: I spend a lot of time imagining things - in fact, you could say that imagining things is my job. I spend a lot of time imagining things - in fact, you could say that imagining things is my job.
Sara Sheridan quotes: We are in the middle of the biggest revolution in reading and writing since the advent of the Gutenberg press. We are in the middle of the biggest revolution in reading and writing since the advent of the Gutenberg press.
Sara Sheridan quotes: Once they have dedicated themselves to a cause, women will fight to the end for it. Once they have dedicated themselves to a cause, women will fight to the end for it.
Sara Sheridan quotes: We are living in glorious days where each readers' voice can be heard. We are living in glorious days where each readers' voice can be heard.
Sara Sheridan quotes: People are so different in wartime. No one gets to be ordinary. Not really. People are so different in wartime. No one gets to be ordinary. Not really.
Sara Sheridan quotes: Parts of my 20s and 30s have gone by in a flash but my childhood is with me all the time. Parts of my 20s and 30s have gone by in a flash but my childhood is with me all the time.
Sara Sheridan quotes: I can't bear literary snobbery. I can't bear literary snobbery.
Sara Sheridan quotes: The library is a symbol of freedom. The library is a symbol of freedom.
Sara Sheridan quotes: She was herself in their company but a very specific version of herself. She was herself in their company but a very specific version of herself.
Sara Sheridan quotes: People responded to body language without even thinking. It was important to get it absolutely right. People responded to body language without even thinking. It was important to get it absolutely right.
Sara Sheridan quotes: An important part of deciding where we want to go, as a society and culture, is knowing where we have come from, and indeed, how far we have come. An important part of deciding where we want to go, as a society and culture, is knowing where we have come from, and indeed, how far we have come.
Sara Sheridan quotes: I would rather be a spinster than sold off, traded in, whatever they may call it. I would rather be a spinster than sold off, traded in, whatever they may call it.
Sara Sheridan quotes: What used to be edgy (divorces) has become mainstream and what used to be mainstream (racism and sexism) has become shocking. What used to be edgy (divorces) has become mainstream and what used to be mainstream (racism and sexism) has become shocking.
Sara Sheridan quotes: Grabbing readers by the imagination is a writer's job. Grabbing readers by the imagination is a writer's job.
Sara Sheridan quotes: Researching books gets you into nothing but trouble. Researching books gets you into nothing but trouble.
Sara Sheridan quotes: He didn't look as if he'd been through a whirlwind exactly but he'd certainly endured a stiff breeze. He didn't look as if he'd been through a whirlwind exactly but he'd certainly endured a stiff breeze.
Sara Sheridan quotes: Scotland consistently produces world-class writers. Scotland consistently produces world-class writers.
Sara Sheridan quotes: It was nearly ten years since the peace though her memories of the war still felt fresh. It was nearly ten years since the peace though her memories of the war still felt fresh.
Sara Sheridan quotes: As a historical novelist, there are few jobs more retrospective. As a historical novelist, there are few jobs more retrospective.
Sara Sheridan quotes: I've been obsessed with stories since I was a kid so it's no surprise that I ended up writing for a living. I've been obsessed with stories since I was a kid so it's no surprise that I ended up writing for a living.
Sara Sheridan quotes: When you sit at the back of a room you can keep a check on everything. When you sit at the back of a room you can keep a check on everything.
Sara Sheridan quotes: Edinburgh is a great big black bastard of a city where there are ghosts of all kinds. Edinburgh is a great big black bastard of a city where there are ghosts of all kinds.
Sara Sheridan quotes: Scottish writers are particularly successful in the crime genre. Scottish writers are particularly successful in the crime genre.
Sara Sheridan quotes: That boy is talented. You don't develop those gifts in houses or in schools. That boy is talented. You don't develop those gifts in houses or in schools.
Sara Sheridan quotes: If I hadn't been able to get my first book published, I am not sure what I would have done. If I hadn't been able to get my first book published, I am not sure what I would have done.
Sara Sheridan quotes: Escapers were the cream of the crop. Escapers were the cream of the crop.
Sara Sheridan quotes: I realised early on that being an author is a hugely misunderstood job. I realised early on that being an author is a hugely misunderstood job.
Sara Sheridan quotes: The hard fact is that writing is available to readers because of market factors as much as particular writing talent. The hard fact is that writing is available to readers because of market factors as much as particular writing talent.
Sara Sheridan quotes: There's nothing like a military man, even out of uniform. There's nothing like a military man, even out of uniform.
Sara Sheridan quotes: Those who have not been stung will hardly fear a bee the same as those who have. Those who have not been stung will hardly fear a bee the same as those who have.
Sara Sheridan quotes: It seemed to me that these months of watching and listening, second-guessing words and phrases, seeking so much that was new, had somehow changed me. It seemed to me that these months of watching and listening, second-guessing words and phrases, seeking so much that was new, had somehow changed me.
Sara Sheridan quotes: Mirabelle sat down, dropping into the cushions like a ball being caught in a large leather glove. Mirabelle sat down, dropping into the cushions like a ball being caught in a large leather glove.
Sara Sheridan quotes: For a novelist, the gaps in a story are as intriguing as material that still exists. For a novelist, the gaps in a story are as intriguing as material that still exists.
Sara Sheridan quotes: It's entirely possible to base an entire book on a long-forgotten letter. It's entirely possible to base an entire book on a long-forgotten letter.
Sara Sheridan quotes: You can't trust anyone you have to pay, and really, they can't trust you. You can't trust anyone you have to pay, and really, they can't trust you.
Sara Sheridan quotes: Whereas Mirabelle is tall, thin and sad, Vesta is physically and emotionally her opposite. Whereas Mirabelle is tall, thin and sad, Vesta is physically and emotionally her opposite.
Sara Sheridan quotes: Edinburgh is a comfortable puddle for a novelist. Edinburgh is a comfortable puddle for a novelist.
Sara Sheridan quotes: Edinburgh is alive with words. Edinburgh is alive with words.
Sara Sheridan quotes: It's part of a writer's job to be nosy about everything. It's part of a writer's job to be nosy about everything.
Sara Sheridan quotes: Writing about the 1950s has given me tremendous respect for my mother's generation. Writing about the 1950s has given me tremendous respect for my mother's generation.