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Cash is King

John Lanchester

Mr Phillips is lying face down on the floor of Barclays Bank.

What do you call a man with a seagull on his head? Cliff. What do you call a man with a spade in his head? Doug. What do you call a man with no arms and no legs in the ocean? Bob. What do you call a man with ten rabbits up his bum? Warren.


John Lanchester

John Lanchester’s ‘Early Retirement’, published in Granta 95, is taken from his memoir, Family Romance, published in 2007. He is the author of three novels, most recently Fragrant Harbour.

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