Sweet Caress: The Many Lives of Amory Clay
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Read between March 04 - March 26, 2019
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Your parents, however strange they may be in actual fact, always seem ‘normal’ to their offspring.
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a very bad Midtown restaurant called P’tit Paris. As we consulted the menu he spent ten minutes denigrating the apostrophe.
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It’s strange how strong emotions can be so easily diminished as your life continues;
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I was succumbing to the potent allure of semi-invalidism.
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I smelled the odour of poverty coming off him,
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Really dislike this expression, accurate or not.
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‘A hundred dollars a week.’ ‘What’s that in real money?’
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Like many French intellectuals of the time Charbonneau had a sophisticated contempt for the USA
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The key factor when you’re not a particularly accomplished cook is to compensate by overdoing the wine.
Phil Ruse
Top tip!
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It’s funny how, sometimes, one can be so convinced, so utterly certain, about something as entirely fickle as strong emotion.
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‘Please don’t make everything a joke. It’s the worst habit of the English.’ ‘Wrong, it’s our best feature, our saving grace.’
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What do we know about the interior lives of our children? Only as much as they choose to reveal.