Jude Starling

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Jude Starling is an author, editor, proofreader, Victoriana enthusiast and tattoo collector from North West England. Her head is almost always stuck in a book for one reason or another, whether she’s writing her own, editing someone else’s, researching her next story or just reading for the sheer joy of it, but when she looks up from the page she can be found on Twitter @JudeStarling and Goodreads.

Don’t get me wrong – like virtually everyone else with an internet connection I’m a big fan of Wikipedia in general, and I use it a lot to answer simple history-based questions that come up in the course of my work (when a building was constructed; when a certain law was passed and/or came into effect; how contemporary fashions generally looked at a particular time etc.), and as a starting poin...

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Bill Bryson
“I don’t know why religious zealots have this compulsion to try to convert everyone who passes before them – I don’t go around trying to make them into St Louis Cardinals fans, for Christ’s sake – and yet they never fail to try.
Nowadays when accosted I explain to them that anyone wearing white socks with Hush Puppies and a badge saying HI! I’M GUS! probably couldn’t talk me into getting out of a burning car, much less into making a lifelong commitment to a deity, and ask them to send someone more intelligent and with a better dress sense next time, but back then I was too meek to do anything but listen politely and utter non-committal ‘Hmmmm’s’ to their suggestions that Jesus could turn my life around. Somewhere over the Atlantic, as I was sitting taking stock of my 200 cubic centimetres of personal space, as one does on a long plane flight, I spied a coin under the seat in front of me, and with protracted difficulty leaned forward and snagged it. When I sat up, I saw my seatmate was at last looking at me with that ominous glow.
‘Have you found Jesus?’ he said suddenly.
‘Uh, no, it’s a quarter,’ I answered and quickly settled down and pretended for the next six hours to be asleep, ignoring his whispered entreaties to let Christ build a bunkhouse in my heart.”
Bill Bryson, Neither Here nor There: Travels in Europe
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“If an offense come out of the truth, better is it that the offense come than that the truth be concealed.”
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“Sunlight is bad,' he wheezes. 'It's the exact same stuff as breeds maggots in wounded soldiers' legs. And when there's no war on, it fades wallpaper.”
Michel Faber, The Crimson Petal and the White

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“I may do some good before I am dead--be a sort of success as a frightful example of what not to do; and so illustrate a moral story.”
Thomas Hardy, Jude the Obscure

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