But luxury has never appealed to me, I like simple things, books, being alone, or with somebody who understands.
All autobiography is self-indulgent.
Writing every book is like a purge; at the end of it one is empty ... like a dry shell on the beach, waiting for the tide to come in again.
And I don't like books which are full of name dropping.
What about the hero of The House on the Strand? What did it mean when he dropped the telephone at the end of the book? I don't really know, but I rather think he was going to be paralysed for life. Don't you?
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