But at the end of the following term Ellen came to her and asked if she could take cookery lessons in the Sixth Form.
"Cookery! But my dear, that's just for the girls who aren't going to university."
"I don't want to go to university," said Ellen. "I want to go to a Domestic Science College. A proper one where they teach you to sew and cook and clean."
This book is going to be fantastic. Not least because Ellen has two aunts featured prominently in her life along with her mother, Charlotte - except I was reading too fast at first and thought the girl's name was Charlotte, so now in my head I've automatically selected the cast of Pushing Daisies to fill as many roles as possible. Remember me telling you how Ned and Chuck would make a perfect 19th/early 20th century couple? (or did I? Anyway, it was when I was reading "Before Green Gables" and I kept picturing them in that time period). The 1940's will work well enough.
Also! I am randomly half-watching "Scream" because it's on, and aside from noticing how ridiculously many recognizable people are in it, I am dazzled by David Arquette & Courtney Cox's sparkling chemistry. I really adore them (just because they've now been married for a Hollywood-long time? YES, THAT IS A LARGE PART OF IT).