Ain't it the truth! Have a small treat and look into Iris Murdoch, whose life and works are well worth your time. I've read several books by her, including The Black Prince, The Good Apprentice, and A Fairly Honorable Defeat. I have several on my TBR shelf waiting their turn.
Here's an interview with her from 1990:
They discuss her childhood, her university years, her civil service work during WW2, the offer of a fellowship in America which was lost because of the McCarron Act, her studies in Ethics and Philosophy, and much more.
She is a fascinating person.
Please check out the T Tuesday link gathering at Bleubeard and Elizabeth's blog, where Elizabeth is highlighting Spring tulips.