Let us go away together, away from the anger and the imperatives of men. There will be only the two of us, and we shall linger through long afternoons of sweet retirement. In the evenings I shall read to you while you work your cross-stitch in the firelight. And then we shall go to bed, our bed, my dearest girl. (emphasis added)Okay, this woman has a Ph.D. in history and she really thinks we torture ourselves with stitching by firelight? Even "back in the day" most women did their needlework out of doors and in the daylight hours. You know, until they invented electricity. Don't believe me?
A Penguin worker-bee explained that the cancellation was prompted by the lack of artistic value: not Cheney's "best work." And nothing to do with the election, I'm sure. We can take heart that the controversy has stimulated interest in the book. The amazon reviews are fucking priceless!
If you want to read Sisters along with "Mrs. Tarquin Biscuitbarrel" check it out.