THE PROUST QUESTIONNAIRE
What is your most marked characteristic?
What is the quality you most like in a man?
To play a straight bat
What is the quality you most like in a woman?
When they confide in me
What do you most value in your friends?
What is the trait you most deplore in yourself?
What is your favorite occupation?
What is your idea of perfect happiness?
Second hand books and lots of em
What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?
As a parent, you are only as happy as your most unhappy child
In which country would you like to live?
Australia, but with holidays in Scotland, Italy & France and places I haven't been yet
Who are your favorite writers?
All my friends of course, and today: Nancy Mitford, Helen Garner, and Patricia Wrightson
Who are your favorite poets?
I don't do poetry
Who is your favorite hero of fiction?
Sherlock Holmes, Lord Peter Wimsey, Tristan Farnon OH DEAR
Who is your favorite heroine of fiction?
Rosamund Stacey, The Millstone
Who are your favorite composers?
Christine McCombe, Jane Siberry
Who are your favorite painters?
Sandra Eterovic, First Dog on the Moon
What are your favorite names?
Der, Alice and Evie of course.
What is it that you most dislike?
Which talent would you most like to have?
To be able to sing and draw, preferably at the same time
How would you like to die?
In my sleep, knowing the world is safe and my family are all happy, and many many years from now
What is your current state of mind?
Astonished by the number of breweries in Australia (don't ask); very excited to have found a book of Joan Aiken's short stories today (All But A Few)
What is your motto?
Okay, your turn.