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Alan Bradley

“I remembered that Johnson had declared portrait painting to be an improper employment for a woman. “Public practice of any art and staring in men’s faces is very indelicate in a female,” he had said.

Well I’d seen Dr. Johnson’s face in the book’s frontispiece and I couldn’t imagine anyone male or female wanting to stare into it for any length of time —the man was an absolute toad.”

Alan Bradley, A Red Herring Without Mustard
tags: flavia, insulting, lol
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A Red Herring Without Mustard (Flavia de Luce, #3) A Red Herring Without Mustard by Alan Bradley
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