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Old 21st Oct 2007, 18:35   #21
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More locally than those.
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Old 21st Oct 2007, 18:56   #22
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I googled for it. I knew I knew it!

...So, do I win?
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Old 21st Oct 2007, 19:28   #23
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Yep, though perhaps it should remain top secret? I don't think there's any hint of spoiler there but someone else might.

But you get to think of a new last line!
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Old 21st Oct 2007, 20:48   #24
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Yes that seems sensible, now you mention it.

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He looked up, even though he did not want to look up, even though he could not bear to look, and saw the child in the distance like a flaw on the sand and about him cruising and hovering he saw three gulls, their yellow beaks angled with screeching, descending slowly, with meticulous care.
Now that's an ending! Though perhaps not one of the all-time greats like yours, Beth...
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Old 22nd Oct 2007, 12:17   #25
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Dear me! I must stop grinding these threads to a halt.

Clue: my erstwhile countryman.
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Old 22nd Oct 2007, 12:23   #26
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Haven't read it, but Lamb by MacLaverty?
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Well done Beth. Er, now try to forget that last line before you do read it...
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I knew it was bleak but that last line is riveting!

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I lost track after a while, happy to be home, weeping for my father, and thinking about what was next.
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So, any takers...? Clue, Beth?
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Sorry, forgot in all the excitement of the Grand Shutdown. It's Middlesex.
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