Margaret Drabble — English Novelist born on June 05, 1939,

Dame Margaret Drabble, Lady Holroyd DBE FRSL, is an English novelist, biographer and critic... (wikipedia)

Family life itself, that safest, most traditional, most approved of female choices, is not a sanctuary: It is, perpetually, a dangerous place.
When nothing is sure, everything is possible.
The human mind can bear plenty of reality but not too much intermittent gloom.
Nothing succeeds, they say, like success. And certainly nothing fails like failure.
Nothing fails like failure.