"When Ive gone back to work its always with that sense of inevitability. That may be a complete delusion but its the one that I need to get out of bed and go about my business. That sense that I cant avoid this thing. I better just get on with it."
"One of the great privileges of having grown up in a middle-class literary English household but having gone to school in the front lines in Southeast London was that I became half-street-urchin and half-good-boy at home. I knew that dichotomy was possible."