Dropped in on Hatchard’s, buying Stories of the Sea, edited by Diana Secker Tesdell – and sporting one of the most beautiful book covers I have ever come across, based on painting of the schooner Volunteer under full sail.
Thrilled to see the statue of Sir Keith Park in Trafalgar Square for the first time. The statue should stay.
As we scuttled around in the rain, we dropped into the Portland Gallery, which was showing a glorious sculpture of two big cats, leopards or cheetahs, and an intriguing collection of big-hatted figures. As we had lunch in the National Gallery, overlooking the Park memorial, people scurried this way and that with their umbrellas. My brain was constantly turning over material for the GRI report I have to finish in the next few days.