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Kew Gardens | Virginia Woolf

“Doesn’t one always think of the past, in a garden with men and women lying under the trees? Aren’t they one’s past, all that remains of it, those men and women, those ghosts lying under the trees … one’s happiness, one’s reality.” p. 1,009 more words

Griddle Cakes. The Age of Innocence.

“You can’t be too careful, especially towards spring,” he said, heaping his plate with straw-coloured griddle-cakes and drowning them in golden syrup.

The Age of Innocence… 401 more words

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Lane Cake. To Kill a Mockingbird.

Maycomb welcomed Aunt Alexandra. Miss Maudie Atkinson baked a Lane Cake so loaded with shinny it made me tight; Miss Stephanie Crawford had long visits with Aunt Alexandra, consisting mostly of Miss Stephanie shaking her head and saying, “Uh, uh, uh”. 866 more words


The Blush | Elizabeth Taylor

‘Mrs Allen was fascinated by the life going on in that house and the children seemed real to her, although she had never seen them.’ p. 1,313 more words

Pistachio and Rose Cake. Murder on the Orient Express.

M. Hercule Poirot was a little late in entering the luncheon-car on the following day. He had risen early, had breakfasted almost alone, and had spent the morning going over the notes of the case that was recalling him to London. 641 more words


Cherry Pie. Cold Comfort Farm.

Wreaths of cottage flowers, like chains of little gems, hung from the rafters. Their reds, oranges, blues and pinks glowed against the soft, sooty-black of the ceiling and walls.   932 more words


Madeleines. Swann's Way.

She sent out for one of those short, plump little cakes called ‘petites madeleines,’ which look as though they had been moulded in the fluted scallop of a pilgrim’s shell. 686 more words

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