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“It’s getting uncommonly easy to kill people in large numbers, and the first thing a principle does – if it really is a principle – is to kill somebody.”

-Lord Peter Wimsey and the Warden in Gaudy Night, by Dorothy L. Sayers. Lord Peter: “…But now that you have the age of national self-realization, the age of colonial expansion, the age of the barbarian invasions and the age of decline and fall, all jammed cheek by jowl in time and space, all armed alike… Continue reading “It’s getting uncommonly easy to kill people in large numbers, and the first thing a principle does – if it really is a principle – is to kill somebody.”

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[book review] Goodnight, Mister Tom

Goodnight, Mister Tom by Michelle Magorian is a less well-known children's classic, which had enthralled me as a teen. Perhaps enthrall isn't quite the word. It gripped me. Emotions aren't something I comprehend on a regular basis, but Goodnight, Mister Tom has the power to stir even this Spockian reader. Now, as a grown and… Continue reading [book review] Goodnight, Mister Tom