'Twenty three and a quarter minutes past,' Uncle Matthew was saying furiously,'inprecisely six and three- quarter minutes the damned fella will be late.'
1949 Love in a Cold Climate, pt.1, ch.13.
Likeall thevery young wetook it forgranted that making love is child's play.Nancy Freeman Mitford
Aunt Sadie?so much disliked hearing about health that people often took her for a Christian Scientist, which, indeed, she might have become had she not disliked hearing about religion even more.Nancy Freeman Mitford
I have only ever read one book in my life, and that is White Fang.It's so frightfully good I've never bothered to read another.Nancy Freeman Mitford
Abroad is unutterably bloody and foreigners are fiends.Nancy Freeman Mitford
'Always be civil to the girls, you never know who they may marry' is an aphorism which has saved many an English spinster from being treated like an Indian widow.Nancy Freeman Mitford
When the loo paper gets thicker and the writing paper thinner, it's always a bad sign, at home.Nancy Freeman Mitford
An aristocracy in a republic is like a chicken whose head has been cut off: it may run about in a lively way, but in fact it is dead.Nancy Freeman Mitford