They exchanged a glance and heaved themselves up, to seek more congenial accommodation. ... 'I really admire a man who stands up for what he thinks right'. 'Well—I—thank you' said ... There was a dirty, dull rainbow on Julian's knife.
Author: Shena Mackay
Publisher: Random House
Daphne and Rex live lives of well-to-do elegance while Rex’s brother Stanley has been condemned to scrimping for tobacco and Camp coffee. Daisy, Rex’s daughter, has also become a victim: her cruel, combing husband Julian Has turned her into an eccentric skivvy. If life is a bowl of cherries, there are always those, it seems, who are left with the bruised remnants and those who snatch the ripest fruit of all.