Elizabeth Dorothea Cole Bowen, CBE (7 June 1899 – 22 February 1973) was an Irish novelist and short story writer.
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“Ghosts seem harder to please than we are; it is as though they haunted for hauntings sakemuch as we relive, brood, and smoulder over our pasts.”
—Elizabeth Bowen (18991973)
“In early days, I tried not to give librarians any trouble, which was where I made my primary mistake. Librarians like to be given trouble; they exist for it, they are geared to it. For the location of a mislaid volume, an uncatalogued item, your good librarian has a ferrets nose. Give her a scent and she jumps the leash, her eye bright with battle.”
—Catherine Drinker Bowen (18971973)
“Though I am not imperial, and though Elizabeth may not deserve it, the Queen of England will easily deserve to have an emperors son to marry.”
—Elizabeth I (15331603)