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“I grew up with that completely fictive idea of motherhood, where the mother never strayed from the kitchen. All the women in my books are very afraid that if they do anything with their minds they won’t be complete women. I don’t think my daughters’ generation has that feeling.”

A. S. Byatt, or Dame Antonia Susan Duffy, an English novelist and Booker Prize winner. In 2008, The Times newspaper named her on its list of the 50 greatest British writers since 1945

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