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    John and Tom and how they love each other.

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    Henry Collins and Harry Goodsir. It's not easy taking care of one another, but hell will freeze over before they stop.

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    John Bridgens and Henry Peglar and the place they made home.

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    Edward Little and Thomas Jopson, returned from the Arctic, carving a little spot for themselves out of the unrelenting world pressing in around them.

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    Three people is a party and this little party never stops.

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  1. Public Bookmark 7

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    Francis sees him, first, amongst the gnarled branches of a hawthorn: a beautiful stranger, leaning against its trunk with one hand playing amongst the haws-laden boughs.

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    02 Dec 2020

  2. Public Bookmark 13

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    “You’ve been gone a while,” James said.

    Seven months. He’d set out as soon as the weather cleared up, loathe to be cooped up with the reminders of his failure any longer.
    “You know how it is,” Francis said, following the line connecting their bodies, from Fitzjames’s hand, with its smooth skin and long fingers, up his arm and shoulder, to the part where his clavicle was visible under the robe that had slipped, over his throat with the Adam’s apple working as Fitzjames swallowed, and lastly, to his face. When he met Fitzjames’s eyes, everything that needed to be said had been said.

    The year is 1898. Francis Crozier is a bounty hunter who loves the road more than anyone else he’s ever met. James Fitzjames is a cowboy looking for his place in the world.

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    30 Nov 2020

  3. Public Bookmark 7

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    There had been lime juice and rich broths and hot sweet tea to spare, once James Clark Ross had found the ragged remains of Franklin’s men, and it had been enough to bring James back from the brink – to bring them all back – but he is far from the picture of health he had made in his halcyon days.

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    27 Nov 2020

  4. Public Bookmark 21

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    In the half-year since their return, Francis had become aloof, impassive, withdrawn. There was no logic to this strange metamorphosis. At Greenhithe, Francis had promised to look after him. Had told James: Come find me. Yet Francis had never been further out of reach.

    On a cold spring day in 1849, Francis drops everything and flees London for his sister's farm in Ireland. James, hurt and hungry for answers, gives chase.

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    25 Nov 2020

  5. Public Bookmark 5

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    Night time was spy time; in darkness the key to every code seemed closer at hand. If only one could just step around the next corner before the harsh light of mundane day returned and the shabbiness of the sorry, striving world was again laid brightly bare, perhaps one could find the truth.

    London, 1964: the height of the Cold War. MI6 officer Francis Crozier is assigned to handle a new agent.

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    20 Nov 2020

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