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  • Robbie Turner: "You'd be forgiven for thinking me mad - wandering into your house barefoot, or snapping your antique vase. The truth is, I feel rather light-headed and foolish in your presence, Cee, and I don't think I can blame the heat. Will you forgive me? Robbie."
    Robbie Turner: You'd be forgiven for thinking me mad - wandering into your house barefoot, or snapping your antique vase. The truth is, I feel rather light-headed and foolish in your presence, Cee, and I don't think I can blame the heat. Will you forgive me? Robbie.


  • Briony Taliis aged 13: "Yes, I saw him. I saw him with my own eyes."
    Briony Taliis aged 13: Yes, I saw him. I saw him with my own eyes.


  • Robbie Turner: (To Briony) I'm torn between breaking your neck and throwing you down the stairs.
    Robbie Turner: [to Briony] I'm torn between breaking your neck and throwing you down the stairs.


  • Tommy Nettle: Cheerio, pal.


  • Older Briony: So, my sister and Robbie were never able to have the time together they both so longed for... and deserved. Which ever since I've... ever since I've always felt I prevented. But what sense of hope or satisfaction could a reader derive from an ending like that? So in the book, I wanted to give Robbie and Cecilia what they lost out on in life. I'd like to think this isn't weakness or... evasion... but a final act of kindness. I gave them their happiness.


  • Cecilia Tallis: [crying] I don't know how I could've been so ignorant about myself... so... so stupid. And you know what I'm talking about, don't you? You knew before I did.
    Robbie Turner: Why're you crying?
    Cecilia Tallis: Don't you know?
    Robbie Turner: Yes, I know exactly. [kisses her]


  • Robbie Turner: [voiceover] Dearest Cecilia, the story can resume. The one I had been planning on that evening walk. I can become again the man who once crossed the surrey park at dusk, in my best suit, swaggering on the promise of life. The man who, with the clarity of passion, made love to you in the library. The story can resume. I will return. Find you, love you, marry you and live without shame.


  • Briony Taliis aged 13: I saw him.
    Briony Taliis aged 13: Yes. I saw him.


  • Tommy Nettle: Never trust a sailor on dry land.


  • Leon Tallis: What do you say, Cee? Does the hot weather make you behave badly? Good heavens, you're blushing.


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