|A Kensington Park view|
The writer, Patricia Highsmith found early-ish fame as writer of Hitchcock adapted novel Strangers on a Train and the Radio 4 Extra 'aired' adaptation is 'The Cry of the Owl'- Highsmith was also the creator of the Talented Ripley character.
Highsmith I think a writer who'd struggle with today's culture seems somewhat unlovable but perhaps it's something else (shyness)?
I found hearing her on an archived Desert Island Disc less than revealing I think there was a frostiness between the then host of the show (Roy Plomley) which I reckon present interrogator Kirsty would have negotiated more effectively and perhaps would have found more of the hidden person in what I'm somewhat surprised to credit as a much better show now (that's Desert Island Discs and it's got a great archive).
Great to get 200 away from us and this Red in a Co-Op in London has echoes of Warhol
|A pack-shot from a Royal line|