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Cut to the Quick

Friday, April 30, 2021

Cut to the Quick (1993) Kate Ross (Julian Kestrel Mysteries)

Cut to the QuickSet in England in 1823.

“If everyone who died with unpunished sins on his conscience came back as a ghost, the living would be crowded out of every home in England.”

“You’re cynical. I thought you would be. Can you sneer?”

“With terrifying effect.”

“Oh, do it, please! I want to see it!”

“I’m afraid you’re much too young to withstand it. I should be accused of stunting your growth— perhaps even sending you into a decline.”

“I wouldn’t go into a decline. I’m robust. My governess says so.

“I’m sorry about that,” muttered Hugh. “I don’t suppose you came to Bellegarde to be teased to death by my little sisters.”

“Oh, I don’t mind. I rather like making friends with women before they’re old enough to be dangerous.”

“I try to be interested in very nearly everything. I always think boredom is to some extent the fault of the bored.”

Remember what Milton said about truth? He said it’s like a bastard child: nobody wants it, and nobody has anything good to say about whoever gave it birth.

Publisher : Viking Adult
Rating: 10/10

Categories: 10/10, British, Historical, Mystery, Re-Read     Comments (0)    



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