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Idag vikarierar Emeli som värdinna för smakbiten
Jag läser Wakenhyrst av Michelle Paver.
Boken kallas en gothic thriller, en genre jag gärna väljer när jag läser på engelska.
“She helped Cole in the garden and he taught her how to put four seeds in every hole: One for the rook, one for the crow, one to rot and one to grow . As the weather grew hotter, Maud passionately envied the village children who ran about barefoot. Dr Grayson said it was goog for children to perspire, so she was always bundled up in a tight leather lung protector, two flannel petticoats, a worsted skirt, jumper, jacket, stockings, buttoned boots, and a black straw hat whose varnish went sticky and smelled.”
“The night was very still. My breath sounded unpleasantly loud and somewhat uneven. Around me I made out the hunched shapes of yew trees. I`ve never liked them. I read somewhere that this churchyard stands a yard higher than its surroundings because of all the bodies buried here since Saxon times. For a thousand years these yews have fed on human flesh.”