Monday, April 6, 2009

Arthur Quiller-Couch

'Q' is Arthur Quiller-Couch
to whom Helene Hanff ,in this
autobiography of her road to
86 Charing Cross ,attributes her
real education to. SO now I've found
a reasonable copy of Quiller-Couch's
biography, which is mentioned by
Hanff. The below book is almost done
and it has lead me to a few more books
to find. She is like me. I love memoirs,
letters, and biographies.

"It was an awesome legacy for a Cambridge
don to have conferred on a lowly pupil
he never knew existed three thousand mile
away." ( pg. 56)

She especially learned from his book
On the Art of Writing.

1 comment:

Sara at Come Away With Me said...

She was a wonderful writer. I have not read Quiller-Couch's biography. Something to look forward to. I'm adding it to my list of books to read someday. Thanks!