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Move over Mr Fletcher, Mr Accounts Manager has arrived.
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(This will appear in Bournbrook) It’s like that scene from Spartacus. ‘I’m Thatcher!’, ‘No, I’m Thatcher!’, ‘No – I am Thatcher!’ None of them actually…
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Refusing to be infected by society’s various mindviruses can be an isolating business.
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(This piece originally appeared in Bournbrook) The old adage that you should try and see the best in people is tested to breaking point when you bump…
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(This originally appeared in Country Squire) Are you an expert? They seem to be everywhere nowadays. You can’t turn on the TV or read the news without…
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(This will soon appear in Bournbrook Magazine.) My late grandmother was about as German as they come. Once, upon crossing the border into Austria, she…
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LEADERS across the West are rapidly discovering that basing their nations’ energy policies on the mutterings of a modern child saint was a bad idea…
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IT IS peculiar how some gestures are universal, some decidedly local. The ‘okay’, the ‘thumbs-up’ and the ‘middle finger’ are, I imagine, understood…
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I SUDDENLY felt very underprepared. The VW Polo wasn’t made for this. With the hire car dancing around the pot hole-riddled trail in the depths of…
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ALTHOUGH the ribs were delicious, I was finding it hard to enjoy my dinner at the restaurant. The gyrating posteriors on the TV screen just in my line…
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RECENTLY looking at an old car with my dad, the salesman played a typical trick. On the phone he had told us about a fault in need of repair, thereby…
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