Linda turned away and busied herself with pouring the tea. "What you must understand, though, is that I made the notes purely for my own interest. Even after your grandmother and I had agreed that I would help her prepare a new guide book, I still carried on making notes very informally – in books I was also using for other work."
"So I wouldn't be able to borrow them?" Rupert was intrigued as to what else might be in the books. More than just shopping lists, he assumed from Linda's tone of voice and her continued tinkering with the tea things.
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