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10/5/1949 - (Present)
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Peter Warwick Ackroyd
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Murderers will try to recall the sequence of events, they will remember exactly what they did just before and just after. But they can never remember the actual moment of killing. This is why [they] will always leave a clue.

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rather like a car coming towards you. I knew I had to do it sometime. And it seemed like a natural progression from the other people I'd done.

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I had to paraphrase the paraphrase.

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[Well, we'll tackle that a bit later. Back to biography:] The only way of writing any kind of study, say the Thomas More one, is to so fully enter his sensibility that you become a part of it, and he becomes a part of you, ... In that process you begin to see the heart of his design. It would be foolish and unproductive to see it as a totally alien system of belief. Far better to enter it in a spirit of communion.

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That's tittle-tattle. It was completely overblown. I'm surprised at you. Next it'll be 'I hear you drink a lot'. That's the normal one. 'He drinks too much, he's hardly ever sober.' Well if I was hardly ever sober, how would I have written 30 fucking books?

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This book wrote itself, somehow,

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And I think that's the spirit of Shakespeare, which somehow touched it . . . I don't know what that process is or means, but it certainly takes place.

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It leads to the conclusion that he did not necessarily persevere in his study.

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A triptych in which the presiding deities are Mother, England and Me.

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Shakespeare: The Biography,

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