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'People who don't read seem to me mysterious. I don't know how they think or learn about other people. Novels are a very important part of our education.'


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'Ten thousand pounds is the legal value of a negligently taken life, of a child or a parent. A cold and somewhat mean-spirited calculation: you would do better if you slipped on a paving-stone and broke a front tooth.'


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'I like writing for children. It seems to me that most people underestimate their understanding and the strength of their feelings and in my books for them I try to put this right.'

 

 

 

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