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Older Person Gets a Book Deal

An 82-year-old British woman, Myrrha Stanford-Smith, has landed a three-book deal based on the strength of her first novel. The Great Lie will be the initial installment in a trilogy about the rivalry between Shakespeare and Christopher Marlowe. Take heart: It may only require another 40 to 60 years for you to get started on that novel you’ve been meaning to get started on. [BBC via Galleycat/Mediabistro]