We were talking about how much our lives have changed in the last ten years and I asked idly "I can't remember - how long ago was my book stolen?"
Byron answered "September 14, 2001."
"Really? Why are you so sure?"
"Because everyone thought the break-ins were political."
My mind has not retained the details but Byron sketched in the scenario: a series of punk houses robbed, a warning from friends that we might be next. At the time I shrugged off the danger. I owned nothing worth stealing.