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Their mission is to murder a judge.
This, understandably enough, did not sit well with Steve. Judicial uneasiness aside, the book was very warmly received. The vivid descriptions of grim little towns, distinctive and engaging characters and a compelling, pacy narrative - it had the lot!
We also mourned the passing of marvellous Stan Lee. Generally, everyone thought it probably was. Keep up to date with developments here: Then it was time to choose a new book.
Buoyed by the vin rouge I confidently boasted that I had foreseen the outcome of the vote and was persuaded to write down my prediction. We meet again at 36 PAS on December 10th. I look forward to welcoming you all then. As it turns out it was very favourably received and enjoyed by all.
Several questions were left in the air such as how did our alleged murderer learn to write in such a mature style. His rather mean and hostile back ground would hardly nurture his talent.
I say alleged murderer as there were a few alternative theories proposed. Rob thought it could be the sister, Jetta, who then went on to kill herself. Geoff came up with another theory which was too complicated for me to understand but seems well thought out. I felt for poor Roddy, suffering grievously from Shit Life Syndrome, a misunderstood and sensitive boy.
So many questions teased out in our discussion over the cheese board and with a surprisingly spurned bottle of Scotch generously supplied by our host. Thanks Dave and all for a great evening. In one of those silences which sometime befall a gathering I took my chance to promote the next ripping yarn for us to read, four in fact, but as always only one fits the bill.
Conversation then dissolves into random subjects, restaurants — the Intrepid Fork has great cakes and buns. Films — First Man and Still Alice. Steve enjoyed the exhibition Oceania — I was talking to a client today and they loved the exhibition too so I will try to get to see that.
The Turner prize — should we make our own four hour movie of old codgers not doing much? Anybody got a Go-Pro handy.
And of course football, the Tottenham toilet, and more football. So it goes — I hope you all enjoy the book and I very much look forward to seeing you all in Southgate on 12th Nov when I may have some seasonal nibbles to encourage you to come all this way.In Transit Sending The king's fountain.
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