” In ‘Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell,’ I wanted to create the most convincing story of magic and magicians that I could. “


” One way of grounding the magic is by putting in lots of stuff about street lamps, carriages, and how difficult it is to get good servants. “


” I tell stories. I kind of stumbled on that by trying to combine Jane Austen and magic. “


” It seemed to me that you make magic real by making it a little prosaic, a little difficult and disappointing – never quite as glamorous as the other characters imagine. “



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One way of grounding the magic is by putting in lots of stuff about street lamps, carriages, and how difficult it is to get good servants.
I tell stories. I kind of stumbled on that by trying to combine Jane Austen and magic.
It seemed to me that you make magic real by making it a little prosaic, a little difficult and disappointing - never quite as glamorous as the other characters imagine.

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