last! We pick up a boot-load of the final bound versions of Rough
Patch. Within four hours we've got them in the shops: Ottakar's,
Wakefield and Rickaro, Horbury. It's a start.
The canal is as leafy and peaceful as a river in a Claude
painting. Flurries of breeze ripple the bronzy indigo surface of the water.
the 18th century, sentimental travellers used to take a Claude
Glass with them - a convex piece of glass that acted as a mirror
that reduced the landscape in size and harmonized its tone and colour
to give an antique grandeur to the scene. No need for that this evening:
thanks to the gentle rain and the fading light, everything is grading
into tones of tan and sepia.
Richard Bell, email@example.com