It is difficult for me to review Joan Wyndham’s second volume of diaries. What really can be said? Here is what I have to say about Joan Wyndham’s second volume of diaries:
“Aha!” he exclaimed. “Ein liten pinsvin,” which translated literally means “a little prickle pig”. The hedgehog had a very winning little face, but smelt abominable. We sat and played with it for a bit but then I could see a certain look on his face and he took his glasses off – always a bad sign – so held the ‘pinsvin’ firmly in my lap like a living chastity belt. However, it takes more than a hedgehog to deter a Norwegian and before I knew what was happening – hey presto – there I was flat on my back. Very damp it was too.
Oh, Joan. Joan, how I love you.