Quotation by Elizabeth Bowen

At the age of twelve I was finding the world too small: it appeared to me like a dull, trim back garden, in which only trivial games could be played.
Elizabeth Bowen (1899–1973), British novelist, story writer, essayist, and memoirist; born in Ireland. Seven Winters, part 2, sect. 4, ch. 1 (1962).

From a 1947 British Broadcasting Company (BBC) radio program in which Bowen discussed She, a novel by H. Rider Haggard.
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