These two fine young girls manage to protect themselves from the depredations of a sleazy, tasteless monster.  I remember Leigh Fermor’s descriptions of the booziest blur of a party held in a place bursting with the latest and ugliest 1930s nouveau-Nazi tat.

‘… manoeuvring first Lise and then Annie into a window-bay whence each extricated herself in turn like a good-humoured Syrinx.’


Source: Patrick Leigh Fermor, A Time of Gifts (London: Penguin Books, 1977), p. 82

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