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'Such a start in life might seem to presage a pleasant existence of leisure and luxury, but the career of Henrietta Maria ... was as full of trouble and strife as the most harrowing of hard-luck case histories.'
'As it starts to infect your dreams, you realise that "Portal 2" is really an allegory of the imaginative leap: the way in which we traverse the space between distant concepts, via the secret conduits we place within them.'
'Any story about Eden has to be a story about the Fall; unchanging serenity does not make a narrative.'
@suzifeay reviews Jim Crace's 'eden'.