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It seems to me that I had a natural lucidity and a knack for writing easy dialogue.
When Henry Arthur Jones, then a well-known playwright, read my first novel, he
told a friend that in due course I should be one of the most successful dramatists
I well remember Henry Arthur Jones showing me one of his manuscripts and my
surprise on noticing that he had written such a simple sentence as, will you have
sugar in your teaf in three different ways. It is no wonder that people to whom ...
I had heard Arthur Pinero and Henry Arthur Jones, both celebrated in their day,
say to me identically the same words, one with a grim, sardonic humour, the other
with a puzzled exasperation; the words were: 'They don't want me any more.
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This is one of the best books I read for providing a philosophical view of life. It is a book I intend to read again. Read full review