"Whoever she is, I wish she would mind her own affairs: I don't know what the devil a woman lives for after thirty: she is only in other folks way."
Frances 'Fanny' Burney
Based on the painting, after 30, a woman lives to wear hats that challenge the balance of dark power in that universe. That hat is something else.
Is there going to be a group read for the aforementioned novel, because the last group read was excellent and I really want to read this book. However, without a group read making sure I meet a certain quota of pages, I fear that it will never happen. :(
Oh dear... that was the 18th century for women, and the 21st century for gays...
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