Giant’s Bread. Agatha Christie as Mary Westmacott. NY: Doubleday, Doran, 1930. First American edition.

Vernon Deyre is a sensitive and brilliant musician, even a genius. But there is a high price to be paid for his talent, especially by his family and the two women in his life. His sheltered childhood in the home he loves has not prepared Vernon for the harsh reality of his adult years, and in order to write the great masterpiece of his life, he has to make a crucial decision with no time left to count the cost.

I like living. I have sometimes been wildly, despairingly, acutely miserable, racked with sorrow; but through it all I still know quite certainly that just to be alive is a grand thing.
—  Agatha Christie
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David Tennant’s left eyebrow in The Unicorn and the Wasp should have had it’s own credit.

Liking is more important than loving. It lasts. I want what is between us to last, Luke. I don’t want us just to love each other and marry and get tired of each other and then want to marry some one else.“

"Oh! my dear Love, I know. You want reality. So do I. What’s between us will last for ever because it’s founded on reality.