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Many years ago when I was destroying the papers of one of his sons, my uncle,
who had died, I came across the diary that my grandfather kept when as a young
man at the beginning of the nineteenth century he did what I believe was called ...
I was spending some weeks in London and had engaged as temporary secretary
a young woman. She was shy, rather pretty, and absorbed in a love affair with a
married man. I had written a book called Cakes and Ale and, the typescript ...
In one of them he argued, very convincingly to me, that the historical novel was
the only one that the young author could hope to write with success. For he could
not have sufficient experience of life to write of contemporary manners; history ...
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