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    Why do the birds go on singing?

    The train tweets through the loudspeakers, an announcement of sorts that begins with a feeble chirping sound, steadily growing as it approaches the platform, though […]

    Paul Tritschler 20th Apr'17 2
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    The Things That Bind Us

    A meteorite about the size of a goose egg, a flint tool excavated from a barrow somewhere west of Stonehenge, a fossilised reindeer antler turned […]

    Paul Tritschler 4th Apr'17 3
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    The Past in Bits

    Dad slowly lifted the white sheet covering the awkward-looking heap in the corner of the scullery and found us underneath pretending to be chairs. It […]

    Paul Tritschler 15th Mar'17 2
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    Porridge at Ballinluig

    This the Scottish Enlightenment – an age in which Voltaire wrote, “We look to Scotland for all our ideas of civilisation.” The dead tell a […]

    Paul Tritschler 1st Mar'17 4
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    When Harry Met Stalin

    Gorbals library, the first public lending library in Glasgow, started life in 1901. The etymology is uncertain; some claim the name Gorbals has its roots […]

    Paul Tritschler 2nd Feb'17 3
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    The Summer Between and Before

    The North On Monday the 27th of July in the morning, I left Kilburn and London for Donny in my Fiesta, and hung tight on […]

    London Clay 17th Dec'15 3
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    The Climate

    The Climate It was an old car, slow as literature. Wings muddy and bulbous; seats stitched and cold, of overlapped leather; the stick a clammy […]

    John Aberdein 29th Nov'15 0
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    Ten Days That Shook the Walk

    A short story by Meaghan Delahunt After draining the bottle of tequila, John Reed says:  I am very fond of Mexico. I like Mexicans too. […]

    Meaghan Delahunt 3rd Jun'15 26

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