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  • 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.
  • Bill shared from February: Selected Poetry of Boris Pasternak by Boris Pasternak
    Ты значил все в моей судьбе. Потом пришла война, разруха, И долго-долго о Тебе Ни слуху не было, ни духу.