Roy Hattersley

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Remember, remember the 24th of August.

Remember, remember the 24th of August. According to the announcement on the noticeboard next to the bus stop, that is the date on which the next firework display will be held at the almost stately home just outside the southern boundary of the village. We shall call the gigantic Victorian pile Speculative Towers, for its original owner made his fortune from that sort of building.

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