„Do they sense it, these dead writers, when their books are read? Does a pinprick of light appear in their darkness? Is their soul stirred by the feather touch of another mind reading theirs? I do hope so.“

—  Diane Setterfield, livro The Thirteenth Tale

Fonte: The Thirteenth Tale

Última atualização 22 de Maio de 2020. História

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