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Victoria Glendinning

  • Science, or parascience, tells us that geraniums bloom better if they are spoken to. But a kind word every now and then is really quite enough. Too much attention, like too much feeding and weeding and hoeing, inhibits and embarrasses them.

    • Victoria Glendinning
  • The facts of life are to the biographer what the text of a novel is to the critic.

    • Victoria Glendinning,
    • in Times Literary Supplement ()

Victoria Glendinning, English writer, critic, broadcaster

(1937)