‘Thaddeus turns off the lamp on the table, and the conservatory is more softly lit by the haze of early morning. He does not want this day, so gently coming. He does not want its minutes and its hours, its afternoons and its evening, its relentless happening.’

– William Trevor, Death in Summer

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‘They sat for longer at the table, the cigarette Florian had put out to smoke unsmoked, the tea he’d made gone cold. This is what he would take with him, he thought. This was what he would leave behind. Tidily laid out, these moments now would haunt whole days.’

– William Trevor, Love and Summer

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