The supper club has risen like a phoenix from the ashes of the dinner party. Up and down the land, people are welcoming paying strangers into their homes to dine. And with Rachel Khoo’s Little Paris Kitchen airing on BBC Two, such ventures are hotter than ever.
Return to the world of ‘Notes From An Exhibition’…
Patrick Gale’s new novel ‘A Perfectly Good Man’ returns to the Cornish setting of his earlier bestseller ‘Notes From An Exhibition’ and catches up with some of the characters from its sister novel.
“Do you need me to pray for you now for a specific reason?”
“I’m going to die.”
“We’re all going to die. Does dying frighten you?”
“I mean I’m going to kill myself.”
Patrick Gale, author of the Richard and Judy book club bestseller Notes from an Exhibition, has a new novel A Perfectly Good Man which he describes as a ‘companion novel’ to his previous work.
I have received the inevitable letter from a body that calls itself Sugar Nutrition UK, from its Nutrition Communication Manager, a Dr Mary Harrington. She is perplexed by statements about the impact of sugar on health that I made in an article on breakfast cereals in the Daily Mail: