• Looking at them now, thought Jim, you'd never believe they weren't in love with each other, and not with a hopeless, doomed obsession like poor Isabel Meredith. This was what love ought to be like: playful and passionate and teasing, and dangerous, too, with sharp intelligence in it.

    Philip Pullman (2017). “The Shadow in the North: A Sally Lockhart Mystery”, p.128, Knopf Books for Young Readers