Sunday 26 June 1994

Virginia rang me up this evening to tell me what fun she was having with the letters.

Did I know that kids from other classes are writing to her as well?

I hope it doesn't get out of hand.

Then I asked her what she thought about The Tax Inspector .

'I've only read the first paragraph,' she said. 'But it's so good I've learnt it off by heart. I just haven't had time to read the rest.'

I promised to drop the book off at her surgery tomorrow. She promised to finish reading it if I did.