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Martha Bayles

  • If we are told, for example, that 'The Raj Quartet' is a four-volume epic about the end of British rule in India, we're apt to smile and say, 'How interesting.' Meaning we feel a certain duty to read such a tome, but never will unless we have both legs in traction.

    • Martha Bayles,
    • in The Wall Street Journal ()

Martha Bayles, U.S. book/film/TV critic, writer