Although fowles had already drafted his more famous novel The Magus, he delayed its publication until he finished The Collector.
Thomas Harris tipped his hat to fowles in The Silence of the Lambs when he created the moth-loving antagonist Jame Gumb.
fowles succeeds in humanizing his antagonist more than his protagonist.
fowles wrote in The Aristos that: “The actual evil in Clegg overcame the potential good in Miranda.”
We pluckt abundance of ducks, as of other sort of fowles; we wanted not fish, nor fresh meat.
The fowles were agreeable hosts and the Georgian cottage was the scene of many gay gatherings and fine dinners.
The Gloucestershire visit was probably to the fowles at Elkstone.