Mothering Sunday Quotes

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Whatever else Paul Sheringham was marrying, he was marrying money.”
-- Narrator (chapter 3 paragraph 9)

Importance: The quote indicates that Paul may not be marrying for love, but rather to help the family.

The sunshine only applauded their nakedness, dismissing all secrecy from what they were doing, though it was utterly secret.”
-- Narrator (chapter 5 paragraph 1)

Importance: The quote foreshadows that the afternoon will remain a secret because of Paul’s death and Jane’s commitment to never speak of it.

She would never quite erase, even when she was ninety, her inner curtsey.”
-- Narrator (chapter 5 paragraph 6)

Importance: The quote demonstrates how Jane, despite her fame, would not deny where she came from.

She did not know how he behaved with Emma Hobday.”
-- Narrator (chapter 9 paragraph 5)

Importance: The quote shows Jane’s curiosity about Emma in relationship to Paul.

It was not her place, after all, with her ghostly maid’s clothing back on again, to speak, suggest or do more than wait.”
-- Narrator (chapter 18 paragraph 11)

Importance: “It was not her place, after...

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