Warks mum wrote:
could it be a misprint for 'irony'?
Hi Warks mum
you've got me doubting about the strength of my eyes... which are in the state eyes usually are after 40... meaning I now need reading glasses (or varifocal ones).. big sigh...
so I checked the introduction I was reading... and it is
'ivory'... but you were right to suggest this possible misprint!!
Where does the phrase come from? Is it in a past paper?
No, it is in the introduction by Susan Shillinglaw (page XViii); I am using the Penguin books edition, isbn 9780141185101http://www.amazon.co.uk/Mice-Men-John-S ... 0141185101
A good example here:
thank you for the beautiful picture, Sally Anne.
That reminds me of a praising talk one of my French teacher did to us about carrot
carving in a Chinese restaurant. She was amazed by the meticulous, intricate and fine carving
Some people are amazingly gifted and patient!!
Thank you all for your help! I can return to the novel now... might come back one day if I am stuck again... The language level is quite high!