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According to Wikipedia I have this completely wrong – Elizabeth von Arnim was born in Australia, and moved to England at the age of three. But that’s not the impression Katie Roiphe gave me – Roiphe said she was born in New Zealand, and her parents brought her to Europe to marry her off at the age of 23. It must be so confusing being a biographer.

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  1. Helen permalink
    20/01/2011 8:43 am

    Bahahaa! – I laughed my tits off about the frame with E.M.Forster – his peeved expression – you’re genius. xxx

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