A Lord among readers
I was saddened to read of the death of an unmet friend, a reader who wrote to me several times from the House of Lords, first in praise, then in an exchange of methods of decanting ancient port and a discussion of snooker versus billiards.
This is one of the interesting aspects of being a writer, when one comes into contact with the most unexpected variety of readers. I had hoped to meet Lord Beaumont when I got to England this June; now, my London visit will be the less for it.
(And had you known before this that the House of Lords kept a blog?)