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Day

A Novel

by A.L. Kennedy

Day
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    Jan 2008, 288 pages
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    Mar 2009, 288 pages

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Bit bloody miserable that, though: isn't it, our kid?

Which isn't like us. We're as happy as the bloody day is long.

Yes, but this bloody Day isn't bloody long. Five foot bloody four in my bloody socks, I thank you. That is short.

That is usefully short.

How Pluckrose always put it—"This is my friend and colleague, Sergeant Day, Alfred F. And, before you mention, he is not a stunted little bastard, he is usefully short. Couldn't fit him in the turret otherwise, could we?"

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