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Happy Birthday, Mary Renault!

Happy birthday to Mary Renault (4 September, 1905 – 13 December, 1983)!

The Bull From The Sea by Mary Renault

“Everything is change; and you cannot step twice into the same river.”
― Mary Renault, The Last of the Wine (1956)


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Sep. 4th, 2014 02:29 pm (UTC)
We used to have a biography of her on our shelves, though I'm not sure if it made it through our last move. I was interested to see the discussion of her studying under Tolkien, and of Tolkien's being regarded as a good professor for women—ironically, partly because he was married, which meant he could tutor women students without the need to arrange chaperonage.
Sep. 8th, 2014 08:59 pm (UTC)
Yes! I love that Tolkien link! (And isn't it funny, that point about the chaperone issue...)
Sep. 5th, 2014 10:22 am (UTC)
I loved her books on Theseus, her taking the myths and making them real. And while I enjoyed Fire from Heaven, I'm not such a fan of The Persian Boy. Still, she's given much pleasure, so Happy Birthday, Ms. Renault!
Sep. 8th, 2014 09:00 pm (UTC)
Yes, she has given much pleasure indeed!
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