I am a fellow commoner at Lucy Cavendish College. My husband used to be a lecturer at Leeds University, and we lived in Yorkshire for 11 years. When he gave up his job, we realised we could live wherever we liked.

— Sophie Hannah

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Weak people always attack strong people - it's safer.

It's weak people who are dangerous, who lash out uncontrollably and hurt you back. Stong people can walk away - no repercussions, you see, if you attack a stong person.

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Most crime fiction plots are not ambitious enough for me.

I want something really labyrinthine with clues and puzzles that will reward careful attention.

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You can always, and easily, give somebody the gift of hope and faith, even in the midst of despair.

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I always notice the dysfunctional dynamic of human relationships because most places where you encounter it, people are trying to pretend it isnt happening.

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I never write about CIA conspiracies or the FBI or mafia or anything like that because I just dont understand that world. But I think I do understand individual human harmfulness.

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Cambridge is heaven, I am convinced it is the nicest place in the world to live.

As you walk round, most people look incredibly bright, as if they are probably off to win a Nobel prize.

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I never do enjoy my breaks, long or short.

..I look forward to them intensely, but as soon as they begin, I can feel them starting to end. I feel the temporariness of my freedom, and find it hard to concentrate on anything other than the sensation of it trickling away.

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But we'll stumble on, she and I, into our messy future. And we'll have each other.

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No one has been buried at Mill Road Cemetery in Cambridge, England, for many years, and so the place has a shady, overgrown magic about it.

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We manufacture anger to give ourselves the illusion of power when we feel weak and helpless.

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Lies were lethal, however honourable the intentions of the liar.

They deprived people of the opportunity to know the basic facts of their own lives.

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