"He would no doubt be the kind of driver who would while away his off days taking apart the engines and landaus of his employers and putting them back together again, just to relieve his boredom."
Oh yes, I'm married to someone like that. And he usually has a few bits and pieces left over too. They're called 'pocket screws' apparently and all engineers know about them.
Well this was a lot of fun. As light and fluffy as a soufflé. But with some serious points to make too.
"Lord James looked down at them like Zeus from Olympus. "Little girls should be seen and not heard."
If Claire had heard that once, she'd heard it a thousand times, and every time it irritated her more. Girls should certainly be heard. It was their voices that the world was missing."