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... had been sometimes achieved , and though I could scarcely hope to reach it , I
had a notion that in those mediums I could come nearer to it than I had any
chance of doing in the drama . xliii The first novel I wrote was called Liza of
at the corner of Lambeth Bridge , and as soon as the table was cleared after an
early meal , set to work . ... If I may judge by its continuing sales Liza of Lambeth
is still readable , but any merit it may have is due to the luck I had in being , by my
Fisher Unwin pressed me to write another much longer book about the slums .
He told me that was what the public wanted from me and prophesied that it would
have , now that I had broken the ice , a far greater success than Liza of Lambeth .
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