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It’s All Greek to Me! by John Mole

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Exploding myths

Arfa was reading Proust under the mulberry in the way one reads Proust; that is, not reading more than a page or so before the world outside suddenly seems so much more interesting, an ant crawling up a twig perhaps or a beetle sitting on a stone. I rescued her with a glass of Spiros’s best. For most people, if the name of the great French novelist Marcel Proust means anything at all, it is for the description of how sponge cake and lime-blossom tea transported his hero, also called Marcel, back to his childhood. For the Marcels this was a blinding revelation. To the rest of us it happens all the time. My first sip of Château Yard-Brush brought to life one of my earliest memories.

Grandad was in bed with his kidneys. They had ...

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