Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Earthly Joys by Philippa Gregory

" 'I with we had called them 'Tradescantia' when Lord Cecil first gave them to you to grow.  You were the first to grow them; you had the right.'

Josh shrugged his shoulders as if it did not matter what they were named as long as they grew tall and strong.  'The name does not matter.  Rights do not matter.  But to grow a new tree, to put a new tree into the gardens of England - now that is to live forever.' "

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Blue Asylum by Kathy Hepinstall

"They had engaged in what could not be called treatment or even discussion, but open combat, the two of them a microcosm of the great war raging in the far distance: one side that desired autonomy, and the other that took independence as a sign of madness."