Her suitcases were stuffed with .... and Marks and Spencer underwear - the essence, quintessance, of Englishness as she understood it. Surely the queen donned this superior hosiery:
She was solid. It was solid
She was plain. It was plain.
She was strong. It was strong.
She was no-nonsense. It was no-nonsense.
"No fruit dies so vile and offensive a death as the banana. In case of What? Jemu shouted silently to his mother"
both quotes from 'The Inheritance of Loss' by Kiran Desai