I have just composed a long, thoughtful, incisive, highly intelligent and brilliantly witty review of Michael Frayn's latest play "Afterlife". I then clicked on my 'spell checker' - well, whilst my English style is much admired the length and breadth of, er, my study, my spelling isn't always spot on (what do you mean, you noticed ?) - so imagine my incandescant rage when the bloody thing went wrong and I lost the entire post! And this is the second time it has happened and those lying liars at Typepad told me it was all fixed three weeks ago. My language was such that even the little 'Memsahib' took cover downstairs, and the spittle from my foam-flecked lips nearly shorted the key board.
I really can't be bothered to try and resurrect it, so just let me give you the summary: I can only describe the play as 'interesting', a dread word in a review but I would add that I, personally, would prefer to see one Frayn failure (by his high standards) than ten 'successful' Pinters. Now I'm off to compose an e-mail to Typepad!