Just re-read Len Deighton’s The Ipcress File. Almost as good as this picture of him teaching Sir Michael Caine to cook on the set of the film version. What’s surprising is that I read the book a couple of years ago and hated it. Thought it was dull, confused and nowhere near as good as the film. Admittedly the film is one of my all-time favourites, so it was always going to struggle. Re-reading it, the plot isn’t quite as refined and smart as the movie, which is substantially different, but the writing is stunning. Sharp, clever and very fun, I can’t recommend it enough. Don’t know what I was on the first time.