A splendid old-fashioned yarn that isn’t remotely spoiled by having seen any of the movie adaptations.I love the escapism and simplicity, of course, but I particularly enjoy how polite everyone is.
The plot pursued me on our Scottish road trip, with dramatic scenes from Iona to Appin
These were dotted on roads around Sligachan on the Isle of Skye
Attaches itself like an alien. You could see the little squirmy legs
The isle of Mull is utterly beautiful, but the roads are horrific. We
got grounded after hitting a trench-like pothole. Luckily we got towed
out by a passing Land Rover.
If someone you’re with gets a bout of hiccups, just ask them “quick –
what’s 34 times 14?”
I start every holiday with the new Lee Child book. The Die Hard-esque plots are reassuringly familiar and well-written enough to be real page turners
“If you’re going through hell… keep going.”