A reader tipped me off to this story, about a reporter whose notebook went missing in Libya:
I like notebooks. I like writing things down – bits of detail, colour, what people say, their names, memory joggers, phone numbers. You name it.
I am writing this in a notebook because we are out filming.
And I do not mean a small portable computer. My notebooks have pages, hard black covers, a useful pocket inside the back and an elastic strap to stop them pinging open.
Khamis Gaddafi, the colonel’s most feared son, must have liked them too. Because it seems he has been writing war plans in the back of one of mine….