Roddy Doyle popped into the STUDIO the other day to give me a signed 1st edition of his latest book, hot off the presses, “The Dead Republic”. He is using my portrait of him for the author’s photo on the dust jacket (see above). He is such a lovely guy.
We were chatting and I told him I had decided to start re-reading a lot of books I had first read in my teens and early twenties. I started with “The Catcher in the Rye” and finished the last page on the very evening J. D. Salinger died!
I promised Roddy I wouldn’t read the last page of his.