Although Renault was entranced by the Greeks from an early age—by the time she finished high school, she had devoured all of Plato—at St. Hugh’s, a women’s college at Oxford, she studied English. After taking her degree, she decided against teaching, one conventional route for unmarried, educated middle-class women, and instead trained as a nurse; her first three novels, published during the war years, were written during her off-hours from clinics and hospitals. In 1934, she met Julie Mullard, a vivacious young nurse who became her life partner for nearly fifty years, until Renault’s death. In a 1982 BBC documentary, the two come off as unpretentious and suspicious of self-dramatizing fuss.
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The superhero fatigue was starting to hit me hard. I’ve fallen off the DCTV train with the latest seasons of those fairly decent CW shows, Batman V Superman was not as good as I was hoping it would be, and Daredevil Season 2 was just kind of okay after closer examination of the series. So, when I went to go in to see Civil War I expected the worse. The movie had done nothing wrong, in terms of marketing, for me to warrant this expectation. But, after Batman V Superman, I was left wondering if ensemble hero films were still a good idea.
I put Mullard’s card in a large manila envelope that, years earlier, my mother had provided for this correspondence, labelling it, as she liked to do when she organized my things, with my initials, in blue Magic Marker. (“Mary Renault: DA.”) I’m pretty sure that, as I did so, I told myself that this was the last letter I’d ever be receiving from Camps Bay, Cape Town, South Africa.
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I shoved the Times in his direction and pointed. Down below the fold, next to the contents, under the heading “Inside,” was the item that had caught my eye: “Mary Renault Dies. The historical novelist Mary Renault, who based many of her best-selling books on the legends of ancient Greece, died in Cape Town. Page B5.”
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Writers, though, write to communicate; and when someone to whom one has got through takes the trouble to write and tell one so, it would be pretty ungrateful to respond with something off a duplicator. I think so, anyway.
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I am truly glad the books have meant all this to you; especially as you write very good English yourself. . . . Greek history, or something, has certainly given you a clean and simple style. I wish you the very best of luck with your work, and a happy fulfilled career.