Enjoyed your blog post thanks. I love this - "Beyond the violet-blue of the window, rimmed with shadows of the ragged curtains, a flight of white stars slanted across the sky." In context - seen from the bed of two very poor girls in the slums of Sydney. From the trilogy of The Harp in the South (I forget which novel of the trilogy.) Published back in late 1940s.
That's a great quote, Jeanette. A brilliant example of clear, yet beautiful, writing. I haven't read that trilogy, but remember there was a mini-series based on it many years ago. Thanks for commenting.