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Kate Atkinson
“Fox Corner - that's what we should call the house. No one else has a house with that name and shouldn't that be the point?'
'Really?' Hugh said doubtfully. 'It's a little whimsical, isn't it? It sounds like a children's story. The House at Fox Corner.'
'A little whimsy never hurt anyone.'
'Strictly speaking, though,' Hugh said, 'can a house be a corner? Isn't it at one?'
So this is marriage, Sylvie thought.”
Kate Atkinson, Life After Life

Kate Atkinson
“If people believed in eternal damnation they might not be seizing the day quite so much.”
Kate Atkinson, Life After Life

Kate Atkinson
“she could see Sylvie and her friends on the lawn below, their dresses fluttering like moths in the encroaching dusk.”
Kate Atkinson, Life After Life

Kate Atkinson
“Butter was plastered on to the roll with no regard for the hard labor of the cow”
Kate Atkinson, Life After Life
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Kate Atkinson
“Sylvie’s knowledge, like Izzie's, was random yet far-ranging, ‘The sign that one has acquired one’s learning from reading novels rather than an education…”
Kate Atkinson, Life After Life

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