It was bound to happen and, though Constance may not agree with us, sooner is probably better than later! Find out what happens when Miss Hughes (Constance’s co-star and sometimes antagonist in A Surrey State of Affairs) stumbles across an advance reading copy of the book . . .
Thursday 24th February 2011
Constance Harding, blog post 3
Readers, I still cannot face these encounters in my new place of work with equanimity. I may have won the right not to wear a baseball cap, after explaining at some length to the owner – a small, nervous-looking man – that the item is an affront to the very the soul of an Englishwoman, then threatening to eat it, but that doesn't mean I'm entirely happy with my lot.
Whenever I see an old friend or acquaintance in there, I'm reminded of the change in my fortunes. Once I owned one of the best houses in the village and employed a housekeeper, albeit one with a poor grasp of the Queen’s English and dreadful taste in underwear. Now I live in a minuscule cottage – which I only thought charmingly bijoux until I discovered there was no room for my Victorian oak sideboard – and am compelled to work three mornings a week at the local Italian-style cafe, frothing up coffees and handing out over-priced biscuits (I will not say biscotti) from a glass jar.
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A Surrey State of Affairs is published by Abacus on 31 March.
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