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  1. Public Bookmark 24

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    Also known as the confinement AU.

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    08 May 2021

  2. Public Bookmark 3

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    The Handmaid's Tale AU.

    "Marianne," she says. "My name is Marianne." Marianne. I test the shape of it in my mouth. If I tell her my name will she even remember it? If I tell her my name will she do the same?

    This is a Handmaid's Tale AU: there is a brief description of rape as part of the Ceremony and a resultant pregnancy.

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    05 Mar 2021

  3. Public Bookmark 75

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    Eight years later.

    "To bid goodbye, is to say, ‘I must put you into God’s hands, since I can no longer hold you in mine.’ A goodbye is a capitulation to forces bigger, stronger than ourselves, than our wills, our desires. It is a surrender, of someone dear, to the questionable mercies of the world. One quite literally gives them up.” She sipped at her wine. “Goodbyes are shattering, and devastating, and holy. And life is full of them. Do not try to make them easy. Far better to make them worthwhile."

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    27 Feb 2021

  4. Public Bookmark 65

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    “Maybe loyalty is a kind of patience. Like hope. A holding pattern for the heart, while we wait for change.”

    Marianne needed a change. Teaching in a country prep school for a year, as it turned out, would change pretty much everything.

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    26 Feb 2021

  5. Public Bookmark 68

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    The art world is being turned on its head as Marianne Bonheur arrives in Paris in the spring of 1907. At its heart is the house at the rue de Fleurus with its Saturday salons hosted by Brigitte Abiatti and great collection of contemporary art curated by her younger sister, Héloïse de Montfort.

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    08 Feb 2021