Lady Antonia Margaret Caroline Fraser, DBE , née Pakenham, is a British author of history, novels, biographies and detective fiction. She is the widow of the 2005 Nobel Laureate in Literature, Harold Pinter , and prior to his death was also known as Antonia Pinter... (wikipedia)
Lives in previous centuries for women are largely a matter of class. It would have been fun to have been a rich, privileged woman in the 18th century, but no fun at all to be her maid.
After Mary Queen of Scots, I turned to the farthest subject possible: Cromwell.
I'm very interested in good and evil and the moral natures of people.
Mary Queen of Scots was my first love, and that is always something special.
My advantage as a woman and a human being has been in having a mother who believed strongly in women's education. She was an early undergraduate at Oxford, and her own mother was a doctor.
Normally I make myself swim, do exercises. For zest I like going to the cinema.
I am re-reading Henry James as a change from history. I began with Daisy Miller, and I've just finished Washington Square. What a brilliant, painful book.
That is my major concern: writers who are in prison for writing.
We are privileged. There are poor people out there. We must to do something to make them privileged.
As long as you persecute people, you will actually throw up terrorism.