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Just started reading ‘Tomorrow to be brave’ – the autobiography of Susan Travers – the only woman ever to serve in the French Foreign Legion. It’s a cracking read! She’s a very interesting writer, in that she’s really not that great a writer, but she’s a great example of simple, clear, just-tell-it-like-it-is exposition. Witness this account of her arrival in France, having been abruptly transferred from her English boarding school:

So vivid!

(Sitting here with snow falling in the back garden, how I would love to be teleported to Le Suquet in the spring…)