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  • Bill shared from The Peculiar Life of a Lonely Postman by Denis Thériault, Denis Thériault
    Bilodo lived on the tenth floor of a high-rise in a one-bedroom apartment decorated with film posters, which he shared with his goldfish, Bill. In
    Note: Off to a good start already.
  • Bill shared from Strange Meeting by Susan Hill
    ‘Men are naturally stupid and they do not learn from experience.’
  • Bill shared from H is for Hawk by Helen Macdonald
    ‘No matter how tame and loveable,’1 I’d read in Frank Illingworth’s Falcons and Falconry, ‘there are days when a goshawk displays a peculiar disposition. She is jumpy, fractious, unsociable. She may develop these symptoms of passing madness during an afternoon’s sport, and then the falconer is in for hours of annoyance.’
  • Bill shared from H is for Hawk by Helen Macdonald
    In real life, goshawks resemble sparrowhawks the way leopards resemble housecats.
  • Bill shared from Enigma by Robert Harris
    A dry and smoky autumn of golds and browns, the rooks whirling in the sky like cinders, gave way to a winter off a Christmas card. The lake froze. The elms drooped under the weight of snow. A robin pecked at breadcrumbs outside the stable window.