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Tisdagsförströelse 33

Förra veckans citat visade sig bli ytterligare ett som gled omkring som en tvål och ingen riktigt kunde få grepp om. Jag verkar ha svårt att hitta det som är lagom svårt.

Nåväl, citatet kom från Frances Mayes mycket trevliga bok ”Under the Tuscan Sun”. Om hennes vedermödor med att som utlänning renovera ett hus på den italienska landsbygden men också om hennes kärlek till denna trakt och dess mat. Jag läste en stor del av boken under en flygresa från Neapel så jag hade möjlighet att blicka ut över Toscana under tiden. En lite speciell känsla.

Boken har även blivit film. Här kan ni kika på en snutt ur filmen.

Men nu är det dags att ge sig på veckans citat, vi får se om jag har lyckats göra det lagom svårt.

‘Oh, no doubt,’ he said, impatient to move on, away from the awkwardness. ‘And I will set matters i train at once. But let us assume for now that both documents are what they purport to be. This really is rather a find, Jane. At the very least, it does not contradict your theory. And there is this telling sentence: ”I cannot see that I should be expected to countenance more shame and misery brought to my door because of my connection to that unfortunate family.” That does seem to point ineluctably towards the Christian Curwens. I can’t think of any other family of whom John would speak in such terms. He was very bitter about Isabella, even after her death.’
   ‘You couldn’t make this stuff up, could you?’ Jane said. ‘Some historians think Fletcher Christian was in love with Isabella Curwen, and that’s the reason he named his Tahitian wife Isabella. But for whatever reason, she chose his cousin John and he went off to sea. Then Fletcher comes back after the
Bounty , is probably protected by John Christian Curwen and Isabella, then confides in William, who writes the story but keeps it hidden. Then fifteen years later, his son marries Isabella’s daughter. It’s like a Barbara Cartland novel.’

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