= do what Lily wants?
That is a traditional form of compromise in TA. See also “do what Elizabeth wants”, “do what Helen wants”, “do what Lynda wants”…
You have both got it exactly right.
And why is allowing her adult children to have a party not on her premises such a huge concession for Elizabeth to make?
I refer the Honourable Fish to the first six words of That Sparrer’s second sentence above.
She is getting what she wants: a completely pointless family “tea” on a Tuesday.
Yes - but she still has to make a song and dance about it, on principle.
Outsiders might notice the Ambridge Look.
in The Bull?