The Lady of the Basement Flat

Author: Mrs George de Horne Vaizey (Jessie Mansergh)
Published: 1916
Language: English
Wordcount: 80,678 / 230 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 80.1
LoC Category: PR
Downloads: 1,137
Added to site: 2007.10.21
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s, there will be twenty when she forgets. Quite right, of course! Quite natural, and wife-like, and just as it should be, and only a selfish, ungenerous wretch could wish it to be otherwise. All the same--

I wrenched myself out of the aunts' clutches yesterday morning on the plea of going home to tidy up. Though the wedding took place from their house, all the preparatory muddle happened here, and it will take days and days to go through Kathie's rooms alone, and decide what to keep, what to give away, and what to burn outright.

The drawers were littered with pretty rubbish--oddments of ribbon, old gloves, crumpled flowers, and the like. It goes against the principles of any right-minded female to give away tawdry fineries, and yet--and yet--Could I bear to destroy them? To see those little white gloves shrivel up in the flames, the high heeled little slippers crumple and split? It would seem like making a bonfire of Kathie herself.

I tidied, and arranged, and packed into fresh p

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2007.10.23
Maddie
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After her little sister gets married Evelyn has to revaluate her life. She moves into a house in the country with a friend and gets a flat in the city where she acts as Lady Bountiful in full disguise.Interesting read.


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