It was still dark when Frank Slater’s phone started to ring. Nobody ever called at night and not many people knew his landline number. Frank dragged himself out of bed, grabbed his dressing gown and made his way down to the front hall……
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A few words of thanks
Many thanks to David Bishop and Rich Martin for their advice and criticism, and to David Church for his marvellous late-night proof-reading. Also a huge thanks for the wonderful Marcia Wade for her support.
Thanks also to Julia Proud who kindly provided some excellent feedback / edits
Many thanks also to Leonard Bentley for releasing the “pre WW2 photograph of Trafalgar Square” photo under Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic (CC BY-SA 2.0); it was used for the front cover.
No cats were harmed in the writing of this story.
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