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Ivy Compton-Burnett (1884 – 1969)

Award-winning English novelist.
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Ivy Compton-Burnett
Pushing forty? She's clinging on to it for dear life!
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"Well, of course, people are only human," said Dudley to his brother, as they walked to the house behind the women. "But it really does not seem much for them to be."
As regards plots I find real life no help at all. Real life seems to have no plots.

Compton-Burnett Ivy quotes
"Time has too much credit," said Bridget. "I never agree with the compliments paid to it. It is not a great healer. It is an indifferent and perfunctory one. Sometimes it does not heal at all. And sometimes when it seems to, no healing has been necessary."
Compton-Burnett Ivy
"Appearances are not held to be a clue to the truth," said his cousin. "But we seem to have no other."
Ivy Compton-Burnett quotes
A leopard does not change his spots, or change his feeling that spots are rather a credit.
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