Part 1, April 4-7 Summary
Juliet Ashton writes Amelia Maugery, telling her that the sun is out for the first time in months and, if she averts her eyes from the piles of rubble, she can almost pretend that London is beautiful again. She tells her new friend that Adams has written her about Christian Hellman and reflects that war has caused all kinds of tragedies, but she is thankful some of McKenna’s Literary Society friends were there when she had her baby. Now, down the street, a man is painting his front door a beautiful sky blue. Two boys had been whacking one another with sticks, but now they want to help paint and the man hands them each a paintbrush. Perhaps the war does eventually end.
Reynolds is impatient that Ashton has so little...
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