"... eyes of sparrows rather than hawks as they used to say, and feet of willow. It wasn't her fault, she fell into the whole set much too quickly, not waiting to feel the air in her lungs before she took the plunge. It was only to be expected. Inside, things were very differen and on the first night she came out of the ballroom looking like she'd fallen into an Angela Carter novel, maybe had a few extremities lopped, maybe lost a few toes to the cannibals (lovely skin, and teeth like we'd never know, Dentaplan notwithstanding). She wasn't to know and we weren't going to head her off. In those days, it just wasn't polite to deny a women, however naive she may have been, the right to make the kind of mistakes that kill you in the end. Nowadays? Well, they talk about Nanny State.."
Interview for HTV Pointed Wurst, September 1979, source unknown