The surprising (to me) bit was the answer to the question: What books might we be surprised to find on your shelves? The Answer:
"Stacks of books on cricket. I am fascinated by its history. It’s a story told in match statistics, but it’s also bred some stylish prose. My head is full of the ghosts of men in white playing games that were over before the Great War. "
And the best line in the interview was unarguably this one:
"I don’t like overrefinement, or to dwell in the heads of vaporous ladies with fine sensibilities."