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The Quilty Reader

Lawyer, mother, avid reader. Game host extraordinaire! Partner in crime to Obsidian Black Plague! My bookish weaknesses include classics, fantasy, YA, and agreeing to read more books than is even remotely possible.


Death in Cyprus: A Novel - M. M. Kaye

"Twaddle" said Mrs. Blaine angrily, watching her go.

"What is?" inquired Amanda, startled.

"Her books. Silly, sloppy, sentimental twaddle with a nasty streak of sex. I can't think why anyone reads the stuff."

"Escape," said Amanda, promptly. "Just think what life must be like for millions of girls. A deadly, boring grind. Then they read something by Persis and think "that might be me!" and feel a lot better!"

"Do you mean to say you read them?" demanded Mrs. Blaine incredulously.
"I used to. My last headmistress banned them on the strength of one about a poor but honest hat-check girl who got mixed up with racketeers, dope peddling and white slavery. She emerged spotless of course - all Halliday heroines do -- but the ban was enough to make us smuggle them into the dormitories by the dozen."


Lol! And that, my friends, is why banning books is a bad idea! If people didn't want to read it before the ban, they certainly will after!