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Experience and Innocence – the value of a good reputation

One of the wisest and gentlest characters ever to inhabit story is described as  “this experienced yet innocent soul … .” Her name is Miss Lydgate (we never learn her first name) and she’s one of the Oxford Dons in … Continue reading

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Hiding in Love’s Corner

[From Dorothy L. Sayers’ Busman’s Honeymoon (1937).] “You’re cold, Peter. Come nearer the fire.” “It’s not cold,” he said, half-angrily, “it’s my rotten nerves. I can’t help it. … I hate behaving like this. I tried to stick it out … Continue reading

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