"Yes, I'm reading Emma -- for about the fifth time.'
'You are?' enquires Miss Clutterbuck with interest. 'I've read it oftener than that. There's nobody like Jane Austen to my way of thinking. I like the saltiness, the restrained satire. When I'm more than usually irritated and deived with the guests I get out Northanger Abbey or Persuasion or one of the others and have a good read. I find them soothing. Jane Austen had as little patience as I have with the vagaries of her kind.'" (Mrs. Tim Gets a Job by D. E. Stevenson, pg 75)