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You Hunt With The Beaver?
EMBARRASSMENT can scorch like boiling water and I was 18 when I made one of my worst faux pas. During my first year at university, I was talking about an author when my tutor cut in: ‘It’s Pole, not Powell.’ I was talking about Anthony Powell, but I’
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MY gardener, hearing a great commotion among the birds and thinking it might be caused by a stoat, fetched his gun and proceeded to the scene of action. To his surprise he saw a squirrel on the ground in the act of killing a half-fledged thrush, biti
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Brace Yourselves
IT was the custom, in my dim and distant childhood, for adult relatives to pinch me enthusiastically before we were introduced to strangers. ‘Put some colour into your cheeks,’ they’d say, before leaning back to consider the results. ‘That’s better.’