The last time Tulkinghorn travelled beyond the comfort of his reading room, he packed three gallons of fine port and a change of long johns. And that was just for a trip to Reading.
The young John Clinch of Sharpe Pritchard went better prepared for his adventure, having the foresight to take with him some essential reading material in the form of The Lawyer. The picture shows Clinch in the city of Qom, in Iran.
The solicitor told one of Tulkinghorn’s minions that he was ejected from the premises shortly after the picture was taken. Tulkinghorn would do exactly the same if Clinch turned up on his doorstep with his shirt in such a state.