“The schedule here is going to be for me to get down to work—starting tomorrow morning.  And to really stay at it till all is finished.  So do write, otherwise I won’t have the classic excuse (got to answer letters) for quitting from time to time.”

Jessica Mitford, letter to Marge Frantz, June 26, 1959 (Decca: The Letters of Jessica Mitford, ed. Peter Y. Sussman, New York: Knopf, 2006; 220).