Quotation by Anthony Powell

Parents ... are sometimes a bit of a disappointment to their children. They don't fulfil the promise of their early years.
Anthony Powell (b. 1905), British novelist. Stringham, in A Buyer's Market, ch. 2 (1952).

The second in the novel sequence, A Dance to the Music of Time; Stringham found stepparents "especially" disappointing.
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