later wrote: Of course education in the modern sense didn't exist in the 'nineties, but reading was early acquired.
Dane, Clemence. London Has a Garden. Michael Joseph.
Having no television, she was imbibing knowledge from books before she was five. Both...
She was an avid reader from her youth up and enjoyed free access to her father's library. She devoured various translations from the classics—notably the Metamorphoses of Ovid
—and assimilated the contents of Lemprière