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The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield
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Dec 31, 09

bookshelves: favorites, read-in-2009
Recommended to Lanica by: Erin
Recommended for: Anyone
Read in December, 2009, read count: 1


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Diane Setterfield
“Life is compost.”
Diane Setterfield, The Thirteenth Tale
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Diane Setterfield
“One needs no particular talent to be polite. On the contrary, being nice is what's left when you've failed at everything else.”
Diane Setterfield, The Thirteenth Tale

Diane Setterfield
“My gripe is not with lovers of the truth but with truth herself. What succor, what consolation is there in truth, compared to a story? What good is truth, at midnight, in the dark, when the wind is roaring like a bear in the chimney? When the lightning strikes shadows on the bedroom wall and the rain taps at the window with its long fingernails? No. When fear and cold make a statue of you in your bed, don't expect hard-boned and fleshless truth to come running to your aid. What you need are the plump comforts of a story. The soothing, rocking safety of a lie.”
Diane Setterfield, The Thirteenth Tale

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