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Elspeth Davie

Elspeth Davie third collection of short stories, The Night of the Funny Hats, was published in the spring of last year.

Story: ‘Security’

Elspeth Davie, 19 February 1981

‘And I’m not really supposed to sit down at all,’ said the young man. ‘Not on this kind of a job.’

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