Nancy Atherton





Nancy Atherton

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Nancy Atherton is not a white-haired Englishwoman with a softly wrinkled face, a wry smile, and wise gray eyes, nor does she live in a thatched cottage behind a babbling brook in a tranquil, rural corner of the Cotswolds.

She has never taken tea with a vicar (although she drank an Orange Squash with one once) and she doesn't plan to continue writing after her allotted time on earth (though such plans are, as well all know, subject to change without notice).

If you prefer to envision her as an Englishwoman, she urges you to cling to your illusions at all costs -- she treasures carefully nurtured illusions. She also urges you to read no further.

Because the truth is that Nancy Atherton is a dark-haired American with a generally unwrinkled face,
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“Helplessness in the face of a child's suffering is the curse of parenthood.”
Nancy Atherton, Aunt Dimity's Good Deed

“Fairy tales, as Nell had said, are always complicated.”
Nancy Atherton

“Maybe, when all was said and done, that was where love began and what kept it alive: the simple, everyday act of paying attention.”
Nancy Atherton, Aunt Dimity's Good Deed
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