Lemony Snicket, The Dark and my irrational fear

Lemony Snicket, The Dark and my irrational fear

Most people have an irrational fear of some sort. A writer friend told me at the weekend that her husband has a fear of chutney and that she breaks into a cold sweat at the mention of a certain 80s rock star. She was horrified when I admitted that I’d once interviewed him on a bench near Hanover Square and that he was charm itself.

But I too have an irrational fear. Goodness knows what a psychoanalyst would make of it but mine is of being forced to eat an egg. Poached, scrambled, hard-boiled – the thought of them...

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