"Tell me Albert, how do you handle your wife?"There are several stories running through this book, including the one with the maid who was quoted in my earlier teaser. I did not enjoy this book as much as some of Chevalier's others, such as Girl with a Pearl Earring, or my favorite, Remarkable Creatures, which I reviewed recently. Therefore I rate Falling Angels 7 of 10, good but not excellent.
I stumbled over a paving stone. "How do I handle my wife?" With firm affection, I thought, as I regained my balance. I did not say so aloud -- there are things men do not say aloud.
"Kitty has blackmailed me," Richard continued.
"She says that if I try to forbid her to work for the suffragettes she will begin giving speeches at rallies. Can you imagine the Coleman name all over those infernal handbills they pass out? Or plastered on posters, or chalked on the pavement? Holloway [the prison] almost killed my mother from the shame of it -- this would finish her off. What would you do in my situation?"
I was trying to picture Trudy making such a threat, but it was impossible to imagine.
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