Mary, Norma, Dolores, and Queenie are working in the laundry of St.
START: DOLORES. ‘Which are the great days in a girl’s life? A hard question to answer but you can be sure that on her greatest days, there will be a boy in the picture somewhere … ‘
NORMA. ‘The actual onset of labour is probably governed by the endocrine secretion of the posterior part of the pituitary gland.’
END: DOLORES. Smashing, in’t it?
MARY. What’s that, Doll?
DOLORES. Us lot. In here. Up the duff.
Amanda Whittington, Be My Baby, Nick Hern Books, 2014, pp.23.27.