Year of Wonders Quotes

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Year of Wonders - Quotes • His hand is on the Bible, but he never opens it. Not anymore. P.3 • These memories of happiness are fleeting things, reflections in a stream, glimpsed all broken for a second and then swept away in the current grief that is our life now. P. 6 • My father’s croft had ever been a joyless place. My father loved a pot better than he loved his children. P. 7 • And I try to serve him although sometimes I feel that I’m tending just another in that long procession of dead. But I do it. I do it for her [Elinor] p.9 • I fear the line between myself and madness is as fine these days as a cobweb. P.9 • You knew her! P.14 • It was if there were two of me, walking down those stairs. One of them was the timid girl who had worked for the Bradfords in a state of dread...the other was Anna Firth, a woman who had faced more terrors than many warriors. P. 15 • Let her speak direct to God to ask forgiveness for her conduct. But I fear she may find Him a poor listener, as many of us here have done. P. 17 • ‘Your wife will be like a fruitful vine – Within your house; Your children will be like olive shoots – Around your table...’ p. 19 and p. 270 • George Viccars brought laughter back into the house...when he entered our cottage, he brought the wide world with him. • Mrs Mompellion never let a minute pass without trying to better me, and for the most part I was a willing pupil. P. 36 • For she would smile with me, for as I loved to learn, so she loved to teach. P. 37 • Aphra harboured a wealth of superstitions in her mind and was ever ready to believe in sky-signs or charms or philtres. P. 39 • But I think that in her heart Aphra had never ceased to pine for the kind of power a woman like Anys might wield. P. 40 • I remember being struck then by how much larger the rector’s hand was – the hard hand of a labouring man

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