05 April 2008

Three stitches taken from our shared blanket

Yesterday I read, for the first time, one of Alexander McCall Smith's No 1 Ladies Detective Agency novels. Not the first one ... I had seen a delightful TV dramatisation of that, by Anthony Minghella, so picked this one up just because it was on sale at a low price, and found that I had the eighth in the series: The Good Husband of Zebra Drive.

Several turns of phrase prompted me to insert fragments of bus ticket into different pages as markers, but at the end I am particularly prompted to pull out and share this one:

"...three people had died ... Three stitches taken out of our shared blanket."

I think that's simple and lovely.

Pages 157-158 in my Abacus copy (ISBN [978] 0 349 11773 7)

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