Q&A

When were you happiest?
As a child up until the age of about 13 when my father died.

What is the trait you most deplore in yourself?
Irritability.

What are the traits you most deplore in others?
Cruelty.

Describe yourself in three words
Mostly easy-going.

What’s the closest you have come to death?
Being rendered unconscious with chloroform [And who knows what else] and ‘Assaulted’.

What is the worst thing anyone’s said to you?
You need to have an HIV test. [See previous question.]

What did you want to be when you were growing up?
A pilot. Then a photographer.

Would you choose fame or anonymity?
Anonymity would be great.

Have you ever said ‘I love you’ and not meant it?
No.

Which living person do you most despise, and why?
I don’t think I despise anyone.

What has been your biggest disappointment?
Not having kids. [Too old now.]

If you could edit your past, what would you change?
I would not begin drinking alcohol.