Praguers are the most circumspect of city dwellers

Thank you to Sean Dixon for pointing this out to me on Twitter.

Author John Banville.“Praguers are the most circumspect of city dwellers. Travellers on trams and in the metro carefully remove the dust jackets of books, no matter how innocuous, that they have brought to read on the journey; some will even make brown-paper covers to hide the titles of paperbacks. Understandable, of course in a city for so long full of informers, and old habits die hard.”

— John Banville, Prague Pictures 2003

Listen to an excerpt from Prague Pictures at Radio.cz.

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