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.