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Sensational Quote Sunday

Some books change your life. They change the way you see the world. They do this not only with the story as a whole, but sometimes with an idea, a beautiful phrase, or even a word, that resonates with you the way nothing has before.

Sensational Quote Sunday is my way of paying homage to those books that remind me every day why I love reading.

I’ve been reading Jane Austen again! After visiting Bath on my recent travels, I couldn’t resist reacquainting myself with Anne Elliot and Captain Frederick Wentworth. There’s nothing quite like re-reading something as timeless, witty and romantic as Persuasion, so today I give you my favourite quote from this literary gem:


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In Austen terms, Pride and Prejudice will always be my favourite, but Persuasion is a close second. Is there an Austen novel you admire above all others?

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