And he thought of Joanna the Mad, sitting there in the Jack and Hammer and talking of the job of writing as completely mechanical. Ah, surely she was wrong. It had nothing to do with the hard, greasy machinery of life. Oh, it was work, yes, but the work of gathering dews in a teacup or riveting stars to the moon.
I liked "the work of gathering dews in a teacup or riveting stars to the moon," description of writing. Plus Martha is one of my favorite mystery writers.
Her website (linked above) includes an interactive map of England where one can explore the locations of the pubs mentioned in her "Richard Jury" novels.