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The death of someone attractive

Today´s Quotation comes from Elly Griffiths: The Woman in Blue.

Ruth reflects that the death of someone attractive (Chloe Jenkins, Paula Moncrieff) is always considered borderline more tragic than the death of someone aesthetically displeasing. But there’s no point saying this to Clough.



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What do mothers dream of

Today´s Quotation is from A Question of Belief by Donna Leon.

What did mothers dream of for their sons? And from their sons? A happy life? Grandchildren? Reasons to be proud of them? Brunetti knew women who wanted only that their sons stay free of drugs and out of jail; others who wanted them to marry a beautiful woman, make a fortune, and win social status; and some very few who simply wanted them to be happy. What had Signora Fontana permitted herself  to want for her son?

From A Question of Belief by Donna Leon.

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