The Debt To Pleasure

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.


LB0119970909""To be born in the caul, as I was, is a traditional indication of good luck...'"
LB0219970910``Scrutiny of one's fellow customers is one of the acknowledged pleasures of dining out...'
LB0319970911`I have only ever eaten dog once, in the course of an experimental and unrepeated visit to Macao...'
LB0419970913The end-of-day drink functions as the point at which one exchanges personae.
LB0519970916`Nothing of importance can be accomplished without planning...'
LB0619970917Tarquin Winot continues his reflections on food, art and his family history as he pursues a young honeymoon couple through the French countryside
LB0719970918Does The Hunter Always Foresense His Success.
LB0819970920`Is there not a sense in which all honeymoons, by definition, mix business with pleasure...'
LB0919970921`Arson is perhaps the most liberal-minded of all violent crimes...'.
LB10 LAST19970922`The two most important cultural figures in the modern world are the artist and the murderer...'