Profit on day £85
I started watching Little Drummer Girl last night. I like my Le Carre short and tight. I personally believe The Spy who Came in from the Cold to be one of the greatest books ever written (not just a great spy novel). A great film also. So, we'll see. Anne has already abandoned it, so I'll have to fit it in after the racing's finished winter-early.
I haven't read the novel, but I liked this (probably mis-remembered) exchange.
"Do you often drink before nine in the morning?"
"Not in moderation."
It could be the tag-line to John Cheever's Journals (also one of the greatest books ever).
Talking of timeless art, what will doubtless come to be known as Twynam's Pencil Period continues apace, as I tear through my first ever 0.1 drawing pen. I've reached page 29, my attempt at which, as you can see, includes some terrible trees (amongst other crimes.) In my defence, drawing trees doesn't begin until page 32...