In his frequent Walter Mitty-like
daydreams, though, he is always the center of attention, heroic and talented.
Lanny Budd, Sinclair's hero, is a Walter Mitty-like
projection of Sinclair himself: 20 years younger, a multilingual amateur musician, world traveler and bon vivant, handsome, rich, debonair - and on a first- name basis (as Sinclair indeed was) with the rich and famous.
But her own family yesterday revealed how the Walter Mitty-like
fantasist re-invented herself after giving birth to her unwanted daughter at a Scots hospital.
To escape a drab home life fraught with arguments and a dull job as an undertaker's clerk, north country lad Tom Courtenay lives in a Walter Mitty-like