Happy Birthday, Linda Grant, born 15 February 1951
- Reading wasn’t my religion – it was my oxygen.
- You cannot have a taste for minimalist décor if you seriously read books.
- I was the first person I knew to own a Kindle, as my parents were the first family they knew to own a TV. We are Modernists. We like the idea of the future.
- His ambition was to grow up to be a book.
- I was the girl whose face fell when she saw a wrapped present in the shape of a box, perhaps a jigsaw puzzle. Worst of all, that preparation for the future slave-house of motherhood, a doll. I only wanted book tokens or books themselves – but better a book token. The worst present is the book you don’t want to read.
- If you were to gather all the clothes you have ever owned in all your life, each baby shoe and winter coat and wedding dress, you would have your autobiography.
- How can life end in the middle of the story? Because life always does.
Grant is a British novelist and journalist. She is the author of I Murdered My Library and The Clothes on Their Backs.
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