But luxury has never appealed to me, I like simple things, books, being alone, or with somebody who understands.
All autobiography is self-indulgent.
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?
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.
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