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Shades of the Mitfords: After the Party, by Cressida Connolly, reviewed

28 July 2018

9:00 AM

28 July 2018

9:00 AM

At the beginning of After the Party, Phyllis Forrester tells us she was in prison. While inside, her hair turned yellowy-white, ‘like the mane of an old wooden rocking-horse’, not out of shock, she reassures us, but because ‘one couldn’t get one’s hair dyed’. She thinks she deserved to be there: ‘What I did was terrible.

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