This made me laugh out loud when reading Simon Winder’s Danubia late one night. Parents ever-so-delicately trying to inveigle their children into the joys of Culture, and getting a visceral reaction. I love the ‘threatened cats’ simile.
We would light-heartedly bring up over breakfast some sort of cultural destination … and the children’s ears would go flat to the sides of their heads, like threatened cats, clinging to their croissants but alert to danger.
Enjoy also our quote-packed celebration of Winder’s earlier book, Germania.
Source: Simon Winder, Danubia: A personal history of Habsburg Europe (London: Picador, 2013), p. 296
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