Deborah Meyler: What Are You Reading?
My Life in 8 Words
Q. What is your motto or maxim?
A. I stole it from F.J.Foakes-Jackson, a Cambridge scholar and clergyman: “It’s no use trying to be clever—we are all clever here; just try to be kind—a little kind.”
Q. What are your 5 favorite songs?
A. "When I am laid in earth" - Dido's song by Purcell, Scarborough Fair, "I get along without you very well" by Chet Baker, Loser by Beck, O Salutaris Hostia
Q. If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you choose to be?
A. I think here, in a small house in Cambridge, with sunlight slanting through the blind, is fine.
Q. Who is your favorite fictional hero?
A. Lord Peter Wimsey.
Q. What 3 personal qualities are most important to you?
A. Smartness, kindness, funniness.