"I loved Mr. Darcy far more than any of my own husbands." ~ Rumor Godden
It's well known that Rumur Godden is pretty much my all time favourite author ~ & there is a reason for this; She makes the ordinary fascinating. I worked my way through her children's stories as a child, her short stories as a teen & gradually found my feet amongst her adult novels before I was done with high school.
It was only much latter, long after I had read Black Narcissus & In this House of Brede that I waded through her biography & read her father's quote that went, if I remember correctly, something along the lines of: You don't want to write a book about nuns; no~one will read it.