Tim Pigott-Smith reads the memoirs and meditations of Tarquin Winot - gourmet, snob and man of letters manque.
Abridged in ten parts by Stewart Conn from John Lanchester's comic novel."To be born in the caul, as I was, is a traditional indication of good luck...'"
``Scrutiny of one's fellow customers is one of the acknowledged pleasures of dining out...'
`I have only ever eaten dog once, in the course of an experimental and unrepeated visit to Macao...'
The end-of-day drink functions as the point at which one exchanges personae.
`Nothing of importance can be accomplished without planning...'
Tarquin Winot continues his reflections on food, art and his family history as he pursues a young honeymoon couple through the French countryside
Does The Hunter Always Foresense His Success.
`Is there not a sense in which all honeymoons, by definition, mix business with pleasure...'
`Arson is perhaps the most liberal-minded of all violent crimes...'.
`The two most important cultural figures in the modern world are the artist and the murderer...'