Monday, 15 February 2010

I love this book

'In between times, she played cards with her grandmother. They both cheated shamelessly, and their card playing afternoons always ended in a quarrel. This had never happened before. Grandmother tried to recall her own rebellious periods in order to try and understand, but all she could remember was an unusually well-behaved little girl. Wise as she was, she realised that people can postpone their rebellious phases until they're eighty-five years old, and she decided to keep an eye on herself. It rained constantly, and Papa worked from morning to night with his back to the room. They never knew if he was listening to them or not.'

The Summer Book - Tove Jansson

1 comment:

  1. lovely quote. A book I haven't read (but I'll add it to my ever-growing list!).


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