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Sara Stockbridge

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influences
Charles Dickens, Kingsley Amis.

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September 2009


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Sara first came to anyone's attention in the 1980's as the muse of fashion designer Vivienne Westwood. She cut her modelling career short in 1992 to pursue her dream of being an actress. While her acting career hasn't exactly set the world alight she has been lucky enough to appear in some great things. You can currently catch her in Gaspar (Irreversible) Noe's ENTER THE VOID - generally behaving in an unsuitable manner for a middle-aged mother of two. GRACE HAMMER (HAMMER in the UK) is her first book. She's working right now on the edit of the second.


It's a whole year since I blogged. I really am rubbish at it. In January 2010, says my last post, I was dreading an impending meeting with my publisher...
Well they did make more 'we're not loving it anymore' noises and I came out of the meeting rather glum. By the time I got out of the building I had decided to shelve NINE YARDS (the book in question) rather than bashing away any longer and ma... Read more of this blog post »
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I have only just discovered Martin Amis and adore his literary wit in "Money."
Can you point me to a book by Kingsley Amis that
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Vanity Fair by William Makepeace Thackeray
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The Seance by John Harwood
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The Five People You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom
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The Opposite of Falling by Jennie Rooney
The Opposite of Falling
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Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
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Hard Times by Charles Dickens
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Hard Times by Charles Dickens
“From the beginning, she had sat looking at him fixedly. As he now leaned back in his chair, and bent his deep-set eyes upon her in his turn, perhaps he might have seen one wavering moment in her, when she was impelled to throw herself upon his breast, and give him the pent-up confidences of her heart. But, to see it, he must have overleaped at a bound the artificial barriers he had for many years been erecting, between himself and all those subtle essences of humanity which will elude the utmost cunning of algebra until the last trumpet ever to be sounded shall blow even algebra to wreck. The barriers were too many and too high for such a leap. With his unbending, utilitarian, matter-of-fact face, he hardened her again; and the moment shot away into the plumbless depths of the past, to mingle with all the lost opportunities that are drowned there.”
Charles Dickens
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Gustave Flaubert
“Be steady and well-ordered in your life so that you can be fierce and original in your work.”
Gustave Flaubert

Gustave Flaubert
“At the bottom of her heart, however, she was waiting for something to happen. Like shipwrecked sailors, she turned despairing eyes upon the solitude of her life, seeking afar off some white sail in the mists of the horizon. She did not know what this chance would be, what wind would bring it her, towards what shore it would drive her, if it would be a shallop or a three-decker, laden with anguish or full of bliss to the portholes. But each morning, as she awoke, she hoped it would come that day; she listened to every sound, sprang up with a start, wondered that it did not come; then at sunset, always more saddened, she longed for the morrow.”
Gustave Flaubert, Madame Bovary

Gustave Flaubert
“What better occupation, really, than to spend the evening at the fireside with a book, with the wind beating on the windows and the lamp burning bright...Haven't you ever happened to come across in a book some vague notion that you've had, some obscure idea that returns from afar and that seems to express completely your most subtle feelings?”
Gustave Flaubert, Madame Bovary

Gustave Flaubert
“Deep down, all the while, she was waiting for something to happen. Like a sailor in distress, she kept casting desperate glances over the solitary waster of her life, seeking some white sail in the distant mists of the horizon. She had no idea by what wind it would reach her, toward what shore it would bear her, or what kind of craft it would be – tiny boat or towering vessel, laden with heartbreaks or filled to the gunwhales with rapture. But every morning when she awoke she hoped that today would be the day; she listened for every sound, gave sudden starts, was surprised when nothing happened; and then, sadder with each succeeding sunset, she longed for tomorrow.”
Gustave Flaubert, Madame Bovary

Gustave Flaubert
“It would have been better to do what everyone else does, neither taking life too seriously nor seeing it as merely grotesque, choosing a profession and practicing it, grabbing one's share of the common cake, eating it and saying, "It's delicious!" rather than following the gloomy path that I have trodden all alone; then I wouldn’t be here writing this, or at least it would have been a different story. The further I proceed with it, the more confused it seems even to me, like hazy prospects seen from too far away, since everything passes, even the memory of our most scalding tears and our heartiest laughter; our eyes soon dry, our mouths resume their habitual shape; the only memory that remains to me is that of a long tedious time that lasted for several winters, spent in yawning and wishing I were dead”
Gustave Flaubert, November




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Sara Stockbridge David wrote: "Dear Sara,
I have only just discovered Martin Amis and adore his literary wit in "Money."
Can you point me to a book by Kingsley Amis that you would recommend?
Thank you for the benefit of your per..."


Hi David -
I'll have to give 'Money' a go. I couldn't get on with Martin when I tried 'London Fields'. Kingsley is a different animal altogether. I recommend 'Lucky Jim' - all day long. It makes me laugh out loud. In fact it might be my favourite book, if I had to pick such a thing. It feels light but it's deep too. Please let me know how you like it.
Cheers!
Sara xx


message 1: by David

David Lentz Dear Sara,
I have only just discovered Martin Amis and adore his literary wit in "Money."
Can you point me to a book by Kingsley Amis that you would recommend?
Thank you for the benefit of your perspective.
Cordially,
David


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