John – I am satisfied with that (and it really is a very enjoyable book so far).
However! I must confess I’m distracted by the news that Derbyshire likes fruitcake. I don’t think I know anyone who likes fruitcake. In fact, I wasn’t even sure fruitcakes were edible anymore because I assumed the fruitcake companies (what Al Gore would call “Big Fruitcake”) had simply made cheaper plastic faux fruitcakes. Maybe that’s just the way they taste?