I was working on my list of Christina Stead links when, after adding a few more pages and looking back over the post, I realised that it was getting monstrously long. "Navigation is becoming difficult," I thought. "Split it up." So the different sections have been separated, now, into a series of posts, like so:
The original post.
General Commentary on Christina Stead.
Commentary on The Man Who Loved Children.
Commentary on Letty Fox: Her Luck.
Commentary on miscellaneous other books published by Stead.
The link in the sidebar still leads to the original now-ex-list, which can serve as a springboard to the rest.
I've borrowed the title of this post from The People with the Dogs. Serendipity; I opened the book and there it was.
At the foot of the stairs there was a small heavy press. Miss Waldemeyer said:
"Hello Miss Holland, how do I navigate?"
"What was all that shouting, Waldie?"
"A man stabbed his wife. I guess it was his wife."
This is on page 11 in the Virago edition.