Persephone blurb (2007)
'What d'you think you're about, Maureen, asking Miss Margaret into the kitchen? What'll she think of us, I don't know. You take her along to the parlour right away as you ought to have done from the start.'
To her immense surprise Margaret found herself rising and saying firmly, 'It's extremely kind of you to think of it, Mrs Wilson, but I was enjoying myself chatting with Maureen in here. Goodbye, Maureen,' she said turning round. 'You'll give my message to your mother, won't you?'
'I'll see you to the gate,' Maureen said gravely, but her eyes were smiling again. Once outside the door she said, 'It was decent of you to speak up like you did. Roy always said you was nice.' They walked to the gate and as Maureen opened it she again gave her wicked wink, nudged Margaret in the ribs and said, 'The trouble with you, Miss Margaret, is that you've got no sense of class'.