Saturday, March 15, 2008

Why I love biographical dictionaries

One sentence, from the entry about writer Ethel Anderson (1883-1958) in the Australian Dictionary of Biography online, written by Martha Rutledge:
"Somewhat formidable in later life, Ethel became quite deaf and brandished an immense, silver ear-trumpet, adorned with chiffon to match her dresses."
Somewhat formidable, indeed!


Ashley's Mom said...

Sounds like someone I would love to party with!!

Anonymous said...

That sounds like the text line for an ATC.

Plus which, I think we should all have more chiffon in our lives.