When she's not digging up bones or other ancient objects, Ruth Galloway lectures at the University of North Norfolk. She lives happily alone in a remote, wild place called Saltmarsh overlooking the North Sea under Norfolk's vast skies. For company she has her cats Flint and Sparky, and Radio... read more
“What the sand gets the sand keeps forever”From the Moonstone by Wilkie Collins
“Because we know what is there. They have to find something. The Americans would ask for their money back if we didn't.”Ruth when asked if the students found anything on their dig.
Look around you, she wants to shout, we don't always play a significant role in this society.Highlighted by 4 Kindle customers
'Yes, a crossing place. It was as important as marking a boundary, marking a crossing place over sacred ground. One step the wrong way and you're dead, straight to hell. Keep on the path and it will lead you to heaven.'Highlighted by 3 Kindle customers
She likes colour and fabric; in fact she has quite a weakness for sequins, bugle beads and diamanté. You wouldn't know this from her wardrobe though. A dour row of dark trousers and loose, dark jackets. TheHighlighted by 3 Kindle customers
Still, her parents are Praying For Her (capitals again), which should be a comfort but somehow isn't.Highlighted by 3 Kindle customers
When she bought the cats her mother asked her straight out if they were 'baby substitutes'. 'No,' Ruth had answered, straight-faced. 'They're kittens. If I had a baby it would be a cat substitute.'Highlighted by 3 Kindle customers
Beyond her front garden with its windblown grass and broken blue fence there is nothingness. JustHighlighted by 3 Kindle customers
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