They’ve been watching a Jamie Oliver cookery show. Her choice. Jamie Oliver’s doing locally sourced fish. Pamela doesn’t even eat fish fingers for fear of choking on the bones, but she is obsessed with Jamie Oliver. She thinks he’s good-looking in a London sort of way. ‘Like Michael Portillo,’ she explains, and Sammy understands this is something to do with the way they are both fleshy about the lip…. Sammy thinks Jamie Oliver is a gobshite. He has no interest in locally sourced fish.
He’d barely had time to get comfortable before Pamela suggested he go upstairs and have a word with Mark.
‘You should go up and talk to him,’ she said.
from The Fire Starters by Jan Carson (2019). Highly Recommended.