This evening I did one of my favorite things--attended a Liars League event at the Phoenix Pub at Cavendish Square. This group brings in actors to give animated readings of short stories. A great idea. This evening, among the stories, an actress read a lovely story by Erinna Mettler, "Underneath." During the intermission, they held a literary quiz. The question was, according to Noel Coward, these go out in the noonday sun. The answer is "Mad Dogs and Englishmen." I got it and won Mettler's new novel "Starlings." I knew the answer because a few years ago I'd seen Paul Linkletter, a friend, lovely person, and talented tenor perform the song with the F.R.E.D. Chamber Players in New York.
So thanks to Paul Linkletter. And Erinna Mettler. I look forward to reading the book soon.