Reading progress update: I've read 112 out of 313 pages.

Ways Of Escape (Vintage Classics) - Graham Greene

Evelyn Waugh once wrote to me that the only excuse he could offer for Brideshead Revisited was ‘spam, blackouts and Nissen huts’. I feel much the same towards The Heart of the Matter, though my excuse might be different – ‘swamps, rain and a mad cook’ – for our two wars were very different.

That, indeed, explains a lot about both books.