(3) Chapter 2.

Adrian, the son of Britain’s former king, enters the siblings’ sheltered lives.

from Hills on the west side of Derwentwater; Drawing by Robert Hills, c. 1800; The British Museum

I could not rest. I sought the hills; a west wind swept them, and the stars glittered above.

At this emotional peak, the author plants a posthumous tribute to her husband Percy Bysshe Shelley, whose Ode to the West Wind is read here by John Gielgud:

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