The Pearl Thief

“An otter slid into the burn as I started along the path, and I saw a kingfisher darting among the low branches trailing in the water…”

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A Gentleman in Moscow

p 182 “That sense of loss is exactly what we must anticipate, prepare form and cherish to the last of our days; for it is only our heartbreak that finally refutes all that is ephemeral in love.” Grand hotels. Elegance. Loss and gentle decay. This is an enchantingly melancholic story. This is one which captured…