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I  It is a truth universally acknowledged that every cloud has a silver lining and, indeed, the tumultuous events leading to Rob’s sudden passing had at least removed the stumbling block to Bartle McClocken’s taking up residence with Poopbert in … Continue reading

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The Glorious Pursuit

I The flat was a gloomy place in the days following Duncan’s departure. The maverick Chuckie Egg ace had wasted no time in completing his nuptuals with Ellie, abandoning his degree, and jetting off to Belgrade to pursue his American … Continue reading

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Duncan’s Deliverance

I It was a dreary Wednesday mid-morning, and two of the three students still had not left the dull confines of the flat that day. Duncan checked his messages at the computer, slurping a functional but unedifying coffee from his … Continue reading

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The King of Pilchards

I George Wilson had decided that he would not be known as George Wilson for the duration of his stay in the Holy land. No, for this long-anticipated chapter of his life, he woud be denoted by the grand appellation … Continue reading

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Bollock Face: A Remembrance

If he’d been so inclined, Ben Collins could certainly have written you rather a piquant dispatch from that peculiar entity, at once dreary and frivolous, gracelessly dubbed by the media classes (with their customarily vacant pithiness), “Credit Crunch Britain”. He … Continue reading

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