"It was a time when the army was engaged in a fierce campaign against the tribesmen of Waziristan, and every fortnight a new lot of officers came down to Rawalpindi on leave with money to spend. As she admits, 'Even I got worn out, dancing and poodlefakingflirting. . . I'd wear a different evening dress every night—it was like being a debutante.'"
—Annabel Venning, Following the Drum: The Lives of Army Wives and Daughters Past and Present (London: Headline, 2005), 191