Literary Birthday – 7 September – Margaret Landon


Margaret Landon was born 7 September 1903 and died 4 December 1993

Five Quotes

  1. When a woman who has much to say says nothing, her silence can be deafening.
  2. To give an answer in advance of a question was futile, and to propound a question in order to supply the answer was also futile. There were difficulties that could best be met by unawareness of their existence.
  3. Maybe selflessness was only selfishness on another level.
  4. That roads are for journeys, ma’am, not destinations.
  5. If love was a choice, who would ever choose such exquisite pain?

Margaret Landon was an American author. She wrote the novel, Anna and the King of Siam about the life of Anna Leonowens. It sold over a million copies and was translated into more than twenty languages. Rodgers and Hammerstein created the musical The King and I from her book.

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by Amanda Patterson