• Someone was trying to kill Lady Alexia Maccon. It was most inconvenient, as she was in a dreadful hurry. Given her previous familiarity with near-death experiences and their comparative frequency with regards to her good self, Alexia should probably have allowed extra time for such a predictable happenstance.

    Gail Carriger (2010). “Blameless: Book 3 of The Parasol Protectorate”, p.24, Hachette UK