Three Score & Ten is an anthology of literary quotes illustrating every year of one’s life from conception to death. Basically 0 – 70 (or minus 9 months to 70 if you prefer).
'The Sutton Place Story'
"She was a city child and she knew about cocktails and hangovers."
'The Basement Room'
"All his seven nursery years vibrated with the strange, the new experience."
"What can you do if you are thirty and, turning the corner of your own street, you are overcome, suddenly by a feeling of bliss - absolute bliss!"
"... there was no reason on God’s earth why I, at the ripe old age of thirty-one, should continue to suffer a similar embarrassment. I was well trained to resist."
The Diary of a Madman
"I’m only forty-two, that’s an age nowadays when one’s career is only just beginning. "
Mrs Jane Donaldson
The Greening of Mrs Donaldson
"...she was fifty-five, an age when should she take her clothes off full light was to be avoided, hotel bathrooms always dangerous places."
‘The Silent Mother-in-Law’
"Edna is fifty-six, rather lean and wiry, with short curly hair of mixed grey and black..."
"Mrs. Bauman told Shenandoah that in her sixty-five years of life she had known perhaps as many as a thousand human beings fairly well, and when she tried to sleep at night, their faces came back to her so clearly that she believed she could draw their faces, if she were a painter."