. . . to my dear friend fr Richard Ounsworth OP, who has me to blame for two of the more extraordinary moments of his life : being the first Dominican (Catholic priest, even) since the Reformation to sing a High Mass of Requiem in the Lady Chapel of S. Alban’s Abbey, and being stopped by a bewildered security guard at the entrance to Henley Royal Regatta, and asked ‘Are you real ?’
Ad multos annos, Ricarde !