Kathleen A. Flynn

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Kathleen A. Flynn grew up in tiny Falls Village, Conn., the daughter of an electrician and a kindergarten teacher. Currently a copy editor at The New York Times and resident of Brooklyn, Flynn has taught English in Hong Kong, washed dishes on Nantucket, and is a life member of the Jane Austen Society of North America.

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Kathleen A. Flynn Hi Jessica -- thank you! Sorry I just saw this question. Yes, I have thought about it. I'm currently trying to decide if I think it is a good idea.
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Nanette, thanks so much for reading and sharing your thoughts!

I was inspired to write this because I wished to go back in time myself and meet Jane Austen, but realized it was impossible, at least with our current technology. :) I could only imagine doing so, in a story.

The research took several years, in between other things because I also have a job unrelated to Austen and the 19th century. I wanted it to feel as real as possible, so there were lots of things I needed to learn.(less)
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This blog’s been quiet. I’m just writing. It’s fun (mostly) but doesn’t look like much. And my social media action, such as it is, has been on Twitter and Instagram. 


Instagram has been more fun than Twitter because I deal in words so much,  at work and at play, while with Instagram all you have to do is post a picture.


About 78 days ago now I decided to take part in a 100-day challenge I read...

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I vowed that no matter how rich I became, I would not succumb to such narcissism and self-regard. ‘Why do they want to look like cunts?’ Emily said.
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Tender by Belinda McKeon
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I found this story of an insecure young woman who wrecks a friendship out of crazy, jealous possessiveness both psychologically accurate and very well written. Extra points for wit and the ingenious way text -- like Ted Hughes poems and horoscopes -- ...more
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How did I not say anything about this book? I loved this book. One of my favorite endings ever. Hilary Mantel is just a wonder.
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“I am not entirely persuaded that selling a book is like selling a pig.”
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“I suspected he looked down on me as an American, and he seldom got my jokes. He’d be terrible in bed. I put my odds of sleeping with him before the mission had ended at 70 percent.”
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“Unfortunately, the only women who get to wander around London after dark are whores.”
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“The last impression will have been good—one woman rendering homage to a poet and another mopping spilt coffee from the trousers of a critic. Things like that aren’t as trivial as you might think.”
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“Prudence’s flat was in the kind of block where Jane imagined people might be found dead, though she had never said this to Prudence herself; it seemed rather a macabre fancy and not one to be confided to an unmarried woman living alone.”
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“She had been feeling that things were pretty desperate if one found oneself talking about and almost quoting Matthew Arnold to comparative strangers, though anything was better than having to pretend you had winter and summer curtains when you had just curtains.”
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“Jane wanted to agree and to offer him the broken dwarf, perhaps for Constance’s grave, as a kind of comment on the futility of earthly love, but instead she said gently, ‘You must make Jessie happy. That will be the right thing for you now.”
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