1977 Newspaper Article with interesting quotes
“There's a message to my books, that if you behave well and care about other people and are honest and kind, you're going to be much happier than if you don't. Nowadays people think all that counts is scoring. Everything is sex and violence and obscenity, but I think the greatest thing in life is happiness.”
“I don't want my readers to picture me as some old hag tapping away,” she said.
“The women I write about,” she went on, speaking of her romantic Victoria Holt creations, “are unusual for their times. They're struggling for liberation, fighting for their own survival. They have no money, no relations, and can't just bop in a car and get away. They're women of integrity and strong character. These women of mine are going to fight and show the world that women are every bit as good and serious as men, but they're not going to go popping into every bed they see.”