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Jane Gardam

  • Somewhere inside we do know everything about ourselves. There is no real forgetting. Perhaps we know somewhere, too, about all there is to come.

  • The complexion of a novelist is seldom rosy (Paul Bailey once announced to a heavy-hearted audience of novelists at PEN that we have always been an ugly tribe). We are engaged in indoor activity, haemorrhoidal, prone to chillblains, poor of circulation.

    • Jane Gardam,
    • in Clare Boylan, ed., The Agony and the Ego ()

Jane Gardam, English writer

(1928)

Full name: Jane Mary Gardam, O.B.E.