A Conversation for Dark Entries by Robert Aickman
This is my Island in the Sun
Bluebottle Started conversation May 13, 2019
My favourite story is 'The View'. At first after the talk of Liverpool you assume the island in question is inspired by the Isle of Man, until the Isle of Wight is mentioned:
'He recalled how he had walked one sunny day along Freshwater Down and thought his own soul took flight and drifted warm and lazy and for ever. Wandering along those white and removed cliffs, he had remembered Wagner's inscription on a copy of the Pastoral Symphony presented to Baron von Keudell: 'This day thou shalt be with me in Paradise'.'
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