"I love people. I also hate people. I hate nasty, cruel right wing people." Sir John Richardson about sums it up in an interview in last Saturday's Financial Times. He is in his 90th year. Two volumes of his great biography of Picasso have appeared so far. One is still to come.
With my dearest and dearest in hospital, I am trying to learn the jargon. HDU stands for high dependency unit. The good news is that she went straight to the general ward after the operation, by-passing HDU. I never liked hospitals but you can only wonder and applaud how The National Health Service looks after streams of patients day after. Without exception the nurses are kind and cheerful.