Vacant Possession – Hilary Mantel – Quotes

I didn't select many quotes from this book, but I think these ones are really worth sharing. Something to make you smile this Wednesday. Enjoy! The children no longer needed her, and the marriage was not worthy of sustained attention. It just ran on, taking care of itself. After twenty years you can't expect passion. …

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WTF?? – Robert Peston – Quotes

The votes for Trump and Brexit were not the ignorant mistakes of the misguided. They were declarations by millions of families that they will no longer tolerate the countries they love being run against their values and economic interests by a self-renewing elite. The surge in the vote for Corbyn also has to be seen …

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The Pure Gold Baby – Margaret Drabble – Quotes

Jess has not travelled much since Anna’s birth. She has left the field. As a student, she had pictured herself eagerly wandering the wide world. But she has been constrained by circumstance, like many women through the ages, constrained largely to an indoor terrain. Her daughter must come first, and for Jess maternity has no …

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The Book of Laughter and Forgetting – Milan Kundera – Quotes

In those first weeks it was decided between Karel and Marketa that Karel would be unfaithful and Marketa would submit, but that Marketa would have the privilege of being the better one in the couple and Karel would always feel guilty. No one knew better than Marketa how depressing it was to be better. The …

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Wish You Were Here: England on Sea – Travis Elborough – Quotes

So an entire coastal gastronomic tradition, it could be argued, stems from that once widespread English trait, unadventurous eating. George Orwell once wrote that it was usually in the most blissful circumstances - Sunday afternoons on the sofa, a belly full of roast dinner with a pipe of shag on the go - that the …

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