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I’ve been reading ‘Night Letters’ for nearly 6 months now. At first I couldn’t work out what was happening but I persisted with the reading. Unconsciously it became an addiction, a sweet that you savour slowly to make it last. As much as I have to analyse it to tears with the kids I will merely treat it as an academic excercise that will not ruin my experience of the book. There are expressions of love that are woven through the book that made me scramble for some love poetry by the greats and I love this little poem by Maya Angelou:

When You Come by Maya Angelou

When you come to me, unbidden,
Beckoning me
To long-ago rooms,
Where memories lie.

Offering me, as to a child, an attic,
Gatherings of days too few.
Baubles of stolen kisses.
Trinkets of borrowed loves.
Trunks of secret words,



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May in Ayemenem is a hot brooding month.

There is a truth universally acknowledged that a man in posession of a fortune is in need of a wife.

April is the cruelest month of all

Let us go then you and I…

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