From the start of the book, Nell feels an attraction to churchyards.
We meet Nell, a plump, insecure student at Drama Arts who laments losing lead roles to the beauties dominating her profession.
Just this morning I was listening to Noel Coward singing, “I went to a MAAAAAAVELOUS party with Nunu and Nada and Nell...”
He was born Mark Lavon Helm in 1940, in Elaine, Ark., the son of Nell and Diamond Helm, a cotton farmer.
For all we knew, she would be Jodie Foster in Nell, muttering chik-abee ta-ta een tha wayeen.
Mr. Vernon rose to open the door for her—Nell noticed the act of courtesy—then sank down again.
The turn comes 'queen-jack,' an' Nell rakes down the eight hundred.
At nine o'clock the last train through the tunnel started to convey Nell and her companions to the surface of the earth.
Nell is said to have cost the king over $300,000 in four years.
"I've—I've rather a headache," said Nell, turning toward the door.