The missing years?
Posted by Cheryl on April 04, 1998 at 00:50:16:
In response to Why JA stopped writing after the first three books..., written by Barbara on April 03, 1998 at 16:42:35
] Please understand that I am not saying that I disagree with Tomalin's view, only that I am wondering what other theories have been put forth on this subject.
I don't know of any other theories, but then I haven't looked for them either. But I think it's clear that writing was a very important part of her life, and had been since she was a young girl. When she was settled in Chawton, she began writing again, again making it an important part of her every day life. I can't imagine giving up something you love that much for 10 yrs for no particular reason... whether is was depression, lack of privacy or something else, we'll never know, of course, but it does sound like a mystery.
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