Wise & Witty Things to Say About Hats #3

This time around, here’s Raymond Chandler – the quintessentially American crime writer who was educated at Dulwich College right here in London – taking us down the unexpectedly leafy literary side road of Ladies Hats…

How about this from The Little Sister (1949): [Describing the character Orfamay Quest]

“On the smooth brown hair was a hat that had been taken from its mother too young.”

Or this from Farewell, My Lovely (1940): [Describing the character Anne Riordan]

“She wore a hat with a crown the size of a whiskey glass and a brim you could have wrapped the week’s laundry in.”

For further Hornet musings on ladies’ hats, click HERE.

For seriously lovely ladies’ hats visit www.janeannedesigns.com or via the Hats Collection at the Hornets Vintage Online Shop and click the ‘Ladies Hats” link.


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