Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Agatha Christie's secretary

In a small room on the first floor, Ann Shapland, Miss Bulstrode's secretary, was typing with speed and efficiency. Ann was a nice-looking young woman of thirty-five, with hair that fitted her like a black satin cap. She could be attractive when she wanted to be, but life had taught her that efficiency and competence often paid better results, and avoided painful complications.

From Cat Among the Pigeons by Agatha Christie (Prologue, Pg 8).

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