Pedestrians wearing protective face masks walk in Soho in London. | EFE/EPA/FACUNDO ARRIZABALAGA
Despite the cancellation of the annual Book Fair, I decided to go to London and hold separate meetings with those whom I would have met had things gone to plan. I also took the opportunity to catch up with close friends and visit some of my favourite restaurants. It has been a wonderful visit despite the shadow of the virus hanging over the city. Coronavirus has indeed gripped the heart of the nation and the pendulum of emotion swings between complete nonchalance and denial to outright hysteria.