Khaled Hosseini: And the Mountains Echoed.
Some context: the quote is a
Some context: the quote is aletter from a man to his sister, who was separated from him when they were both very young. By the time they finally meet again, his Alzheimer's has progressed to the point where he does not recognise her. It's simple but affecting.
"Born Edmund Scarasso, Lord Iron had taken his father's title and lands and ridden them, first to war, then to power, and finally to a notorious fame."
from 'The Cambist and Lord Iron', by Daniel Abraham.
'In the centre of the arrangement she hangs her own war standard, the torn coin-and-comet pennant that rallied her Dukes on the day the rebellion began, on the day it ended, and on all the days between."
from 'The Traitor Baru Cormorant, Her Field-General, And Their Wounds' by Seth Dickinson.
-My sister on AC3.
Also, back in the 1900s in Hastings (a small English seaside town I visited this weekend) there was once a winkle club. Members had to carry a winkle (a small seashell containing an edible mollusc) at all times and present it whenever they were challenged. If you could not produce your winkle on demand you had to pay a fine. Also, one guy had a suit made covered in silver-painted winkles. True story.