unearths some literary gems.
From Margery Allingham's Death of a Ghost:
"I've told him that I'll outlive him if I have to die to do it."
"He reminds me of my good grandmother: so covered with frills and furbelows that there's no telling where they leave off. As a child I wondered if they ever did, or if she was just purple bombazine all the way through."
From Margery Allingham's Dancers in Mourning:
They stayed to watch the curtain rise again on the Alexandra Palace scene, with the chorus in high boots and roller skates assisting Rosamund Bream and Dennis Fuller to enact a travestied version of the now famous "Leg-o'-Mutton Escapade" from Uncle William's memoirs.
During the garter business, that piece of inverted humour amusing to the audience only because it was funny to them that their fathers should have considered it funny, Sutane touched Campion's sleeve and they went backstage.