I have Muriel Spark’s “The Only Problem” (first published 1984) on my TBR mountain so this seems a good time to ascend this slim volume.
On the second page, a character with my name appears so I will take that as a good omen.
Character No.1, Harvey Gotham has a theory that I find somewhat disconcerting:
… people have an effect on the natural greenery around them regardless of whether they lay their hands
on it or not; some people, he would remark, induce fertility in their environment and some the desert,
simply by psychic force.
Others joining in with Muriel Spark Week are:
Simon (the instigator)