Lucy Vickery

Competition: Odd job

In Competition No. 2720 you were invited to supply a piece of prose written by a well-known author working in an unlikely context.

Thanks to Brian Moore for drawing my attention to Samuel Beckett’s flirtation with a career in grocery trade journalism, as revealed in the great man’s recently published volume of letters: ‘I see advertised in to-day’s Irish Times an editorial vacancy on the staff of the RGDATA [Retail Grocery Dairy and Allied Trades-Association] Review at £300 per an.

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