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Carbury, Matilda, Lady

An aspiring but unsuccessful author, fatuously devoted to her disreputable son Sir Felix, and determined to settle her daughter in marriage with her cousin Roger, regardless of her wishes. After Felix was sent to Germany in disgrace, she married Nicholas Broune

Most prominent in The Way We Live Now; briefly, as a guest with her husband at Gatherum, in The Prime Minister

"She could write after a glib, commonplace, sprightly fashion, and had already acquired the knack of spreading what she knew very thin, so that it might cover a vast surface. She had no ambition to write a good book, but was painfully anxious to write a book that the critics should say was good" - The Way We Live Now