Around the World in 80 Days
Day 79: 12 December
At half-past twelve, well into my last twenty-four hours, I pick up the local two-car diesel and we rumble off towards Ipswich. England looks greener than anywhere else in the world. And much neater than I remember. On the Inter-City train from Ipswich to London I decide to treat myself to a Great British Lunch and receive instead a Great British Apology.
'I'm very sorry, sir, there's no chef and no food, but I can offer you afternoon tea.' So I have afternoon tea at five past one, and very good it is too.
Liverpool Street station is a building site and has been for two years, but we're in on time.
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- Series: Around the World in 80 Days
- Day: 79
- Date: 12 December
- Country/sea: England
- Place: Felixstowe
- Book page no: 252
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