"Penelope Fitzgerald’s story was both permission and company; it was okay if I too had to start late and move slowly as a writer."
Courtney Cook has written for Salon, The Washington Post Book World, The Huffington Post, More, and others. Her current book–length work is a memoir of motherhood, madness, and poetry. She is online at @courty and courtneycook.us.
BY HER OWN RECKONING, British writer Jane Gardam is foremost an author of the British Empire, and so Americans already crazed on Downton Abbey...