Frances Hardinge

“All these years I've been...I'm...' He still seemed to be choking. 'I' orphan. I'm...I'm alone. I'm...I'm...I'' He pushed himself up on one elbow, staring at his hands as if for the first time they had become his own. 'I can...I can do anything. I can leave Jealousy! I can break my spectacles and run off barefoot to become a...a...cobbler! I can...I can marry my housekeeper! Do I have a housekeeper? I never had time to notice! But now I can get a housekeeper! And marry her!”

Frances Hardinge, The Lost Conspiracy
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The Lost Conspiracy The Lost Conspiracy by Frances Hardinge
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