03 October 2012

Quotable Powell #99

There is nowhere else in the world except these islands where women of Miss Butler's kind are produced, scholarly and daring ladies, never wholly out of touch, with a kind of Jane Austen primness even at their most rebellious and outspoken, and in the midst of unlikely adventures.

Anthony Powell reviewing Eliza Marian Butler, Paper Boats; Daily Telegraph, 06 March 1959
Contributed by Dr Peter Kislinger