” I really love helping students and helping them empathize with people who lived a really long time ago. That’s one of the highlights of working in fiction. “


” I teach 18- to 21-year-olds – the ‘Harry Potter’ generation. They grew up as voracious readers, reading books in this exploding genre. But at some point, I would love for them to give Umberto Eco or A.S. Byatt a try. I hope ‘A Discovery of Witches’ will serve as a kind of stepping-stone. “


” As a historian, I love every little detail, but whole long passages about wood paneling and journeys on horseback and every stop at every inn had to go out the window. I decided the history in the books should be like spice in a soup – a little went a long way. Like cilantro. “


” I’m a professional non-fiction reader, that’s what I do. But in my 20s we had our own vampire and witch moment, courtesy of Anne Rice, whose books I read and loved. “


” We live in a world where we think the mysterious is retreating farther and farther from our lives and eventually we will know all there is to know. I love the idea that somehow, there are still things that can be magical. “


” I love being outdoors and being with animals, and when you’re on a horse, you have to leave your anxieties and worries behind in the barn. It’s very therapeutic. “



All 6 Deborah Harkness Quotes about Love in picture


I really love helping students and helping them empathize with people who lived a really long time ago. That
I teach 18- to 21-year-olds - the
As a historian, I love every little detail, but whole long passages about wood paneling and journeys on horseback and every stop at every inn had to go out the window. I decided the history in the books should be like spice in a soup - a little went a long way. Like cilantro.
I
We live in a world where we think the mysterious is retreating farther and farther from our lives and eventually we will know all there is to know. I love the idea that somehow, there are still things that can be magical.
I love being outdoors and being with animals, and when you

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