Monday, April 10, 2017
I put on some warmer clothes and went to buy extremely expensive groceries. Guess what was in my basket? British ham, of course. A chunky loaf of wholewheat bread, cheddar cheese, brown British eggs, rhubarb yogurt. When in Rome ...
What a city, so jammed, vibrant, insanely busy and noisy. Tonight, I'm going to stay in and read and mull. Went to the glorious Dault Books on Marylebone High Street, a fabulous old-fashioned bookstore where the salespeople know their books, and bought Lauren Elkin's "La Flaneuse" that I've been wanting to read, about women strolling in cities around the world. And there, on display in a major way, Canadian writer Madeleine Thien's new book. A writer can only dream of a bookstore in London paying that kind of attention. How wonderful for her.