Friday, 18 November 2016

Home is so Sad

'After an evening walk - but these are becoming more dangerous - a cup of tea is mandatory. But for more sedative evenings a tisane will have to do. Since most of them are vaguely emetic, it is a job to find one that is refreshing. Mixed fruit has proved to be acceptable - with a teaspoon of honey to give an impression of well-being.'
Spectator, 1990s


Portrait of Anita Brookner for NPG, 2001
This arresting image, from 2001, is part of a series of writers' portraits by Lucy Dickens for the National Portrait Gallery.

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