A man can go from being a lover to being a stranger in three moves flat but a woman under the guise of friendship will engage in acts of duplicity which come to light very much later. There are different species of self-justification.
Anita Brookner (born July 16, 1928) is an English novelist and art historian born in London. Educated at James Allen's Girls' School then King's College London, in 1967 she became the first woman to hold the Slade professorship at Cambridge University. Since 1977, she has been associated with the Courtauld Institute of Art. However, since winning the Booker Prize in 1984 for Hotel du Lac, she has become better known as a novelist, publishing on the average a novel a year.
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