The Falklands held a mirror up to our own islands, and it reflected, in brilliantly sharp focus, all our injured belittlement, our sense of being beleaguered, neglected and misunderstood.
1986 Coasting, ch.3.
If we live inside a bad joke, it is up to us to learn, at best and worst, to tell it well.Jonathan Raban
Good travel books are novels at heart.Jonathan Raban
The mythical America?that marvellous, heroic, sentimental landwas an object of faith. It challenged you to make the believer's leap over the rude facts at your feet.Jonathan Raban