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  1. Summary

    "There's a sigh for aye, and a sigh for nay,
    And a sigh for "I can't bear it!"
    O what can be done, shall we stay or run?
    O cut the sweet apple and share it!"

    -Sharing Eve's Apple, John Keats

    In which the survivors of the expedition return to England, bisexual Victorians have a lot of feelings, and everyone lives happily ever after.

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  1. Public Bookmark 11

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    Edward Little returns to his childhood home after over a decade spent up north.

    Some things are as he left them, the house in the same state it was when his parents passed, as grand and as haunted, but change has begun to creep upon the sleepy Louisiana town: there's a new sheriff and whispers of strange goings-on in the woods; his childhood friend is preaching to a vanishing congregation and someone has been stealing snakes from the nature reserve.

    Maybe he wouldn't mind it all so much if the boy he used to like wasn't holding out on him, and if every morning wasn't bringing dead birds on his front porch.

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    13 Aug 2020

  2. Public Bookmark 5

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    She refers, of course, to the Chinese cloisonné side comb she’d somehow acquired during her time in the Opium Wars. Intricate bits of enamel, amber gold and moss green, oxblood red and the vital blue of the jay’s breast, all nested together in a stylized interpretation of a bird. She’d carried it with her their whole time in the Arctic. Secreted in the shaft of her boot or against her breast, it had witnessed first their hatred—hatred, he thinks, a hard little smile on his lips. Hatred, as though there was ever a time they did not love one another, ever a time their magnets did not nose round to the north of the other. It simply wore another face then, a grotesque mask.

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    30
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    5
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    30 Jul 2020

  3. Public Bookmark 8

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    Venice, 1845. Carnevale. James Fitzjames is at a private masked ball in his prettiest gown and an elaborate red wig. Where he meets a stranger with a soft brogue, who makes a very specific request.

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    36
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    71
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    8
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    28 Jul 2020

  4. Public Bookmark 29

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    Francis has shared a bed with his dog on only three occasions. First, when there were foxes in the garden and Neptune wouldn’t be quiet for love nor biscuits; second when he was miserable and half-comatose with flu, wanting company and too weak to push Neptune onto the floor; third, on the night Sophia left for the final time.

    Sharing a bed with nine stone of shaggy-haired Newfoundland is not a dissimilar experience to sharing a bed with James Fitzjames.

    Language:
    English
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    1/1
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    29
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    12 Jul 2020

  5. Public Bookmark 18

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    Francis Crozier has never seen the point of kissing. Enter James Fitzjames.

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    1/1
    Comments:
    35
    Kudos:
    94
    Bookmarks:
    18
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    592

    11 Jul 2020

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