The library has history and a great book collection. I am in the middle of editing and writing so will not explore the books yet. It is a treat for when I put the ‘pen’ down on my work and finally hand it in to the publisher.
I noticed him because his clipped upper-class accent stood out in this deprived working-class environment awash with newly arrived immigrants, phone shops, beggars and people with haggard hard on anxious faces.
I read everything. Comics, Romance, Horror, Sci-fi, Literary, Crime. I had favourite books – Pride and Prejudice, Emma, The Little women. I loved Agatha Christie – she became a staple – long dead in faraway in cold England while I followed her exotic characters under the scorching Nigerian sun.
I made it a private personal mission that I would make her smile. I had no idea who she was, her name, her issues. It did not matter. A smile was not for sale.