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Lavinia Greenlaw was born in London, where she has lived for most of her life. Her teenage years...
She turns the colour of the morning air
This is it? My great good luck?
Were I misguided enough to declare a passion
For a man of royal blood, for any man
Given who I am, you would be merciless
And I would be a laughing stock.
What is this painted process?
You call this a happy ending. In what version?
II. 410-427, IF II. 47
from A Double Sorrow: Troilus and Criseyde Book I (Faber, 2014), © Lavinia Greenlaw 2014, used by permission of the author and the publisher
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