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Manoir de Mauvide-Genest, 1979
Manoir de Mauvide-Genest, 1979

Manoir on lle d'Orleans, just downsteam from Quebec City, built in 1713... where Marie Rioux biked out to play hooky with scones and tea in her school years.

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The Ambulance Driver, 2000
The Ambulance Driver, 2000

Lilian's marker at lower right; note fresh-cut flowers at base of stone…the most utterly peaceful corner of green, with welcoming ghosts.

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Freshwater Bay, I.O.W.
Freshwater Bay, I.O.W.

Sketch done from my window of the Albion Hotel (infant daughter stuck in for human touch) at Freshwater Bay, I.O.W., the cliff in background being Compton Down, on which Marie falls asleep near conclusion of The Ambulance Driver.

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Tennyson's Cross, 2001
Tennyson's Cross, 2001

Sketch done on a glorious sunny January morning, with no one around at the top for (2) hours, except the wind. The upward march across green carpet & chalk is magical; by the time you reach the cross you've morphed into a 19th C hero, pacing out his/her angst amidst the elements!

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