Thursday, October 21, 2004

Hollinghurst wins the Booker Prize. Quite what it has to do with cash and carry I don't know.

(Years ago, I went out with a guy who's now a moderately famous TV person, who's parents used the phrase "cash and carry" like a verb. "I'm going to cash and carry this afternoon, do you want to come?" That kinda thing. It wasn't in a northern lost-definite-article way, either; t'cash and carry. I spent some time staying with them and they spent a lot of time at the local Cash & Carry, as far as I can remember. They also drank a lot of alcohol. The whole thing was something of an eye opener to me. Why this comes into my mind now, and what it has to do with a literary novel about gay sex, I know not.)

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