Tag Archives: June

A lost fragment retrieved

One evening in 2007 or 2008, I phoned the Old Man. He seemed pleasurably distracted by some music on a TV programme that he was watching at the same time as he was talking with me. It was a rock … Continue reading

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A trace of moisture

Saturday 13 June 2015 In the small hours I am woken by the noise of the rain. There is no thunder. At 09:30 I can hear subdued birdsong, and it is not raining as hard. By about 12:00 there is … Continue reading

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Tanbrit tattoo

Friday 12 June 2015 Mr Tanbrit crosses the street towards the Efords’ driveway, with Thomas’s left hand in his own right hand. There is a tattoo on the outer side of Mr Tanbrit’s right arm, below the shoulder. On the … Continue reading

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Reviewing the situation

Thursday 11 June 2015

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Return of Grandma Vest

Wednesday 10 June 2015 During the afternoon school-run, Grandma Vest’s 61-registration black Plum is parked nose downhill alongside the Ports’ house. Mrs PP, and Mrs Vest outboard of her, ascend together from the school. Mrs Vest is wearing a salmon-pink … Continue reading

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Conversation, 1970s

My mother used to watch a lot of American police-dramas on TV. She had often heard the word Caucasian used in connexion with the victim of a murder, and so had concluded that it must mean a dead body. When … Continue reading

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A good deal

Thursday 19 June 2014 The middle-aged woman in the charity shop has been speaking of her son and his partner. Then she says: “Her family are funeral directors, so when I go I’m hoping for a good deal.” After a … Continue reading

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Pressing the right button

Monday 9 June 2014 As I am about to set off from the Old Man’s house, the rain begins to set in. Once I have parked on the street, closed the gates of the driveway and returned to the car, … Continue reading

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Così fan tutte

Saturday 7 June 2014 Cousin Naomi tells me that she doesn’t have a recording of Mozart’s opera Così fan tutte. She likes the music, but doesn’t like the libretto as she considers it sexist.

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“…I shan’t resile…”

Friday 21 June 2013 At 07:20 the minibus is parked nose downhill, with its tail alongside the Thornboroughs’ driveway. Scarlett has parked alongside the upper end of Vinnie’s long hedge, with the nose of her car just reaching the downhill … Continue reading

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