Margaret Drabble Quote

Affluence was, quite simply, a question of texture... The threadbare carpets of infancy, the coconut matting, the ill-laid linoleum, the utility furniture... had all spoken of a life too near the bones of subsistence, too little padded, too severely worn.


The Needle's Eye (1972)

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Affluence was, quite simply, a question of texture... The threadbare carpets of infancy, the coconut matting, the ill-laid linoleum, the utility...

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Affluence was, quite simply, a question of texture... The threadbare carpets of infancy, the coconut matting, the ill-laid linoleum, the utility...

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Affluence was, quite simply, a question of texture... The threadbare carpets of infancy, the coconut matting, the ill-laid linoleum, the utility...

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Affluence was, quite simply, a question of texture... The threadbare carpets of infancy, the coconut matting, the ill-laid linoleum, the utility...