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‘As a Tale That is Told’ Extract 6 Pages 17

(Descriptions of mother)

Dress was, then as now, a great interest to women, and my Mother was always very well dressed. I remember seeing her start for a party one evening in an exquisite pale blue corded silk dress, cut very low and just off the shoulders. It had a bertha of Honiton lace with a pink rose on one shoulder, and she had earrings of gold tassels and a locket of blue turquoise set in diamonds and gold tassels. With her bright gold hair she seemed to me the last word in attractiveness.
She was fond of dancing. My father did not dance, but he always walked through a quadrille with her at the beginning of the evening just to show that he did not disapprove of her enjoying herself. He was rather proud of her good looks and popularity as a dancer. …..


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‘As a Tale That is Told’ Extract 6 Pages 17