Quotation by Elizabeth Bowen

Raids are slightly constipating.
Elizabeth Bowen (1899–1973), British novelist, story writer, essayist, and memoirist; born in Ireland. As quoted in Elizabeth Bowen, ch. 8, by Victoria Glendinning (1979).

In a letter to her friend, Noreen Colley Butler, dated September 24, 1940, referring to the air raids on London during the World War II "blitz," which had begun the previous month. Butler was in Ireland.
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