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The ‘I’ readers page

This was in response to an article about the rise in independent bookshops. I have included my original letter below – the sections in bold were cut. I expected the last paragraph would be cut … but my observation regarding wealthier areas was the point I wanted to make!

I have to say that Backstory sounds – idyllic, music wine, books and chat – most of my favourite pastimes. The problem though is exactly the same as with food shopping – local food shops are thriving in the wealthier areas where you will also find the independent bookshops. I dropped in to a local bookshop the other day – and spotted an interesting book. Seeing as I had £90 of vouchers for a chain bookstore, I arranged to collect it to from them to discover that it was half the cover price. Independent bookshops like independent food shops require disposal income.
Best of luck, Tom – it sounds great and if you require music and I’m in the vicinity I’d be more than happy to do a session.

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For charity?

Interesting statistic: When people do parachute jump for charity and for every £1 they donate the NHS spend £13 fixing peoples broken legs another damages caused by the fall . . . . .

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‘This rubbish!’

‘I have played every major Shakespearean role in the theatre and I’m considered the finest speaker of verse in the country, and I end up becoming famous doing this rubbish.’

This was said by a British actor who was in a long running BBC series in the late 1960’s. Any ideas?

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Irony ? I’ll give you irony…..

I have slept very little for the last three nights but today after lunch I fell into a pleasant doze…… only to be woken by my phone bleeping.

It was a text message to remind me of next week’s appointment with my ‘sleep medicine consultant’!!!

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I ask you …….

What sort of world are we living in where you can get 87 points for playing TODGERS in Scrabble? I despair.

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What time is it !?!?

Unable to sleep, I crept quietly to my desk – wrote 1500 words (an article not just a random list! then I Wordled and Nerdled, took Lesley a cup of tea, had breakfast and did the washing up …… and it’s still dark!

So anyone else woken by helicopters over South Manchester around 3am today

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Brilliant

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Zout magazine Dec 22

I wonder how many people checked the meaning of the word ‘neologisms’ . . in private?!