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“In my experience, if you have to keep the lavatory door shut by extending your left leg, it's modern architecture.”
“[Referring to M.M. Jaye's The Far Pavilions:] One of those big, fat paperbacks, intended to while away a monsoon or two, which, if thrown with a good overarm action, will bring a water buffalo to its knees.”
“Anthropology is the science which tells us that people are the same the world over — except when they are different.”
Nancy Banks-Smith, English TV/radio critic