” The funny thing in France is that writers are not allowed to retire, because the French government say you are still earning money from books you wrote 20 years ago. “


” You don’t like it when a French housewife gets mad at you. If she gets steam behind her, she is an unstoppable creature. “


” There is nothing I like better at the end of a hot summer’s day than taking a short walk around the garden. You can smell the heat coming up from the earth to meet the cooler night air. “


” Nowadays, if you have a journey, albeit a simple one, you consider yourself lucky if nothing happens. “


” I would dearly love to resist the temptation, if you can call it that, to worry. It’s boring, it’s anti-social, it’s unproductive and it’s depressing. “


” The great thing about having money is that you can actually just get on with your life and not have to think about paying the bills or crouch over ‘The Wall Street Journal’ or the ‘Financial Times’ and look at the stock figures and things like that. That bores me rigid. “



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The funny thing in France is that writers are not allowed to retire, because the French government say you are still earning money from books you wrote 20 years ago.
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There is nothing I like better at the end of a hot summer
Nowadays, if you have a journey, albeit a simple one, you consider yourself lucky if nothing happens.
I would dearly love to resist the temptation, if you can call it that, to worry. It
The great thing about having money is that you can actually just get on with your life and not have to think about paying the bills or crouch over
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