Past Kensington Palace and the tulip gardens. Past the statue of Queen Victoria. Past the lilies of the valley and the swans; the English doves which are so much bigger than the American ones, then down the street past shops and flower sellers, little cafes and fruit shops. Past the English schoolboys hitting each other in the street and the English schoolgirls pretending not to care. After breakfast of poached eggs and steamed tomatoes watching the others with their beans and sausage. The full English breakfast is a bit much for me. And then I here I am and Jeffrey Archer is talking about the debut of his book Cain and Abel on the Johnny Carson show, and I’m at the book fair and off to the races.