- Her writing is Good in parts.
- She’s a Southland woman – Florence was born in 1905 in Invercargill.
- I really like the cut of her jib:
“My own pet hates are mostly the offspring of television: the wailings and wigglings and screamings and grimacings of pop singers, female and male; claque audiences in the wings; and ‘spectacular’ shows during which for no apparent reason the artists keep changing their clothes”.
- She uses the word claque! What a great word – according to Wikipedia it is an organized body of professional applauders, and members of a claque are called claqueurs.
If you feel compelled to read some of her books (I do!), search BiblioCommons for Florence Preston.
Have you read Florence? What do you think?