"Maud simply wanted to live in Paris, with or without a husband, preferably without. While careful not to let her thoughts show on her severe and slightly disdainful golden face, Maud had a secret desire to escape all forms of control."
-- Incidents in the Rue Laugier by Anita Brookner
I am now definitely a Brookner fan.
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