Quotes by Elizabeth Peters

"No woman really wants a man to carry her off; she only wants him to want to do it."
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"The way to get on with a cat is to treat it as an equal - or even better, as the superior it knows itself to be."
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"Marriage, in my view, should be a balanced stalemate between equal adversaries."
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"I disapprove of matrimony as a matter of principle.... Why should any independent, intelligent female choose to subject herself to the whims and tyrannies of a husband? I assure you, I have yet to meet a man as sensible as myself! (Amelia Peabody)"
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"In the silence I heard Bastet, who had retreated under the bed, carrying on a mumbling, profane monologue. (If you ask how I knew it was profane, I presume you have never owned a cat.)"
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Books by Elizabeth Peters

Elizabeth Peters
  • Elizabeth Peters

  • Date of birth: September 29, 1927
  • Died: August 08, 2013
  • Born: in Canton, Illinois, The United States.

  • Description: Elizabeth Peters is a pen name of Barbara Mertz. She also wrote as Barbara Michaels as well as her own name. Born and brought up in Illinois, she earned her Ph.D. in Egyptology from the University of Chicago. Mertz was named Grand Master at the inaugural Anthony Awards in 1986 and Grand Master by the Mystery Writers of America at the Edgar Awards in 1998. She lived in a historic farmhouse in Frederick, western Maryland until her death.

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