The Journal OF Lynton Charles
FIDUCIARY SECRETARY TO THE TREASURY
Thursday Mr Brown arrives back from Brighton in thunderous mood. Even if you don't see him enter, you can often feel his presence two floors above, on the other side of Fort Knox, or -- in those moments that civil servants most fear -- walking around the canteen being nice. And this afternoon, the psychic barometer of the place is set at "death stalks the palace". So grim are things that, for the first time since I arrived here, a scared-eyed Red Dawn knocks on my door and asks whether she can come in and take shelter from the storm. She has been down by the sea alongside our tempestuous superior, negotiating with the Brothers. …
Questia, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning. www.questia.com
Publication information: Article title: The Journal OF Lynton Charles. Contributors: Not available. Magazine title: New Statesman (1996). Volume: 129. Issue: 4507 Publication date: October 9, 2000. Page number: 4. © Not available. COPYRIGHT 2000 Gale Group.
This material is protected by copyright and, with the exception of fair use, may not be further copied, distributed or transmitted in any form or by any means.