"I had to get out of the house. Father had murdered Wellington, That meant he could murder me, because I couldn't trust him, even though he had said 'Trust me,' because he had told a lie about a big thing."
"And I know I can do this because I went to London on my own, and because I solved the mystery of Who Killed Wellington? And I found my mother and I was brave and I wrote a book and that means I can do anything."
“There ain’t nothing worth holding on to, money, dreams, nothing else – if it means – if it means it’s going to destroy my boy. . . . I’m telling you to be the head of this family from now on like you're supposed to be.”
“Well – we are dead now. All the talk about dreams and sunlight that goes on in this house. It’s all dead now.”