Just a very quick update for all the Tinker (father of dgr) followers out there, he has had his new spark plugs installed today, told the surgeon he hoped he was getting a new pacemaker and not some eBay refurbished thing just because he was 84 and is now very pleased to have a pulse worth taking again and will hopefully be home over the weekend.
It was also lovely to get back down to Fowey this afternoon to meet and hear Amanda Craig talking about Hearts and Minds. The wind was whistling around the marquee, the guy ropes strained and clanked, the roof was billowing and at one point I quite thought I was tea-running on board the Cutty Sark.
A great event and some good questions about the book and its themes.One in particular about trust which exercised all our imaginations given the current atmosphere of mistrust now prevailing in this country towards those in whom we had all placed ours.
Thank you also to the very kind person who sent me an e mail saying how refreshing it was to hear about the Tinker's honesty after a week when dishonesty and deceit seem to have been the norm.
Hasn't it made for depressing reading, bless her, we'll only have Ann Widdecombe left soon...Ann for P.M. I say, our Ann would get it all sorted.