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“He looked after me he did, particularly when I kept walking into doors. Of course he couldn’t do anything for me on the day I lost my footing with the carving knife.”

“Everyone agreed he was a good husband and father. Such a pity the kids couldn’t make the funeral, but they’re both abroad somewhere. It would be lovely to see them some day.”

“I don’t really see any of our old friends now – well they were his really. Of course I’m very well looked after now. I don’t go out anymore though. Nice room – all in one.”

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    Neville Hunt 17 days ago

    Please forgive the reposting, but I was talking to someone today about Alan Bennett and this was an attempt to mimic his style.... to a very minor extent.

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    Ginette Kiff 17 days ago

    I think it works really well. Monologues are so powerful.

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    Drew Martyn 15 days ago

    Very successfully done imho, there are a few things in there that have the hallmark of the great man - simple statements which carry such emotion and that have so much story behind them. Like "but they’re both abroad somewhere", "they were his [friends] really" and the tremendous last sentence. They're like the tips of icebergs, so much is unsaid. Nice one Neville :)

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    Neville Hunt 15 days ago

    Thanks Drew. Working on a longer AB tribute piece for the writer’s group. Should be an interesting challenge (I hope).

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