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Rosemary Hill

  • There is something irreducible about old age ... for it comes not alone but shackled at the ankle in a three-legged race with death. The shadow of mortality that looms over oldness makes it repulsive to some people, morbidly attractive to others.

    • Rosemary Hill,
    • in London Review of Books ()
  • In the country of the old the natives are as different from one another as anywhere else.

    • Rosemary Hill,
    • in London Review of Books ()
  • By 75 three generations have come and gone and as we get older it is not only the world that becomes stranger, but our own multiplying and discarded identities.

    • Rosemary Hill,
    • in London Review of Books ()

Rosemary Hill, English writer, historian

(1946)