Albert's Restaurant, an ideal location for a Bibliophiles' Convention!
Haven't seen The Cook for a very long time but the scene I always remember is when the vile, uncultured Albert discovers that his wife's lover is (gasp, shock horror!) reading a book in his restaurant & roughly throws him out for committing such a despicable act - "How dare you read here" etc, Albert is apoplectic at the sight of such an outrage, such an act of 'vandalism' ... which emphasises just what a twisted, fascist creature he is! It reminded me of Nazi book-burning in the Third Reich. Michael Gambon gives an extraordinary tour de force performance in TCTTHWHL, up there with his Singing Detective triumph.share