Like all fiction series The Lynchcliffe Cuckoo has some wonderfully memorable quotes. These are taken from the main trilogy but if they prove popular I will publish a Prequels quotations page too.
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Here is a selection of some of my favourites and why I like them.
Franklin first shows jealousy when Margaret is unhappily expected to spend a weekend fraternising with the local county set. He has warned her that many of the guests are fortune hunters and she has told him she can take care of herself.
“Fine.” His temper flared. “When tha decides tha need a real man to take care of tha, one who is interested in tha for the person tha is, not how much money tha’s worth, then come and find me.Those jumped up friends of Master Michael’s know nothing of the harsh realities of life since they are stuck in their gold plated ivory towers. They’ll offer tha no comfort, Miss; they don’t know t’meaning of caring for and protecting a woman. They see a problem and they think throwing money at it will make it go away.”
Lewis Franklin – The Lynchcliffe Cuckoo Vol 1: Mis en Scene.
Lady Lynchcliffe has been discussing her past with her husband, Dr Hamish George with particular relevance to her estrangement from her older sister, Celia, Lady Trevelyan; believed drowned on RMS Titanic
“It is hard tae live if you are not at peace with the dead.”
Dr Hamish George The Lynchcliffe Cuckoo Vol 3: Making Peace with the Past
This quote is not just applicable to those who lost loved ones on the Titanic; it contains a stark truth for the 21st century too..
I find this exchange between Margaret and Franklin quite amusing.
“It’s about time, Thomas.” Franklin said. “Apart from my eternally youthful wife none of us is getting any younger.”
“Eternally youthful, I wish!” Margaret laughed.
Margaret & Lewis Franklin The Lynchcliffe Cuckoo Vol 3: Making Peace with the Past
I like this one too as it shows Franklin has a sense of humour.
“What’s your Christian name Franklin?”
“It’s Lewis, Miss.”
“Do you mind if I call you that when we’re alone? You can do the same.”
“Tha wants me to call tha Lewis, miss?”
Margaret and Franklin The Lynchcliffe Cuckoo Vol 1: Mis en Scene
I like this exchange between Michael Lynchcliffe and his former friend, Piers Saxhill, in a railway station cafe during Michael’s final return journey from the trenches.
“Well, if it isn’t Lord Lynchcliffe himself?” The voice acquired an air of contempt. “How the mighty are fallen!”
“At least I am serving my country.” Michael retorted. “There would not be enough white feathers to go round were you to take your due fair share.”
Michael Lynchcliffe and Piers Saxhill. The Lynchcliffe Cuckoo Vol 2: The Enemy Within
There are plenty more where these came from. If you have any favourite Lynchcliffe quotes please post a comment and I will incorporate them into an updated post.