Friday, 28 February 2014

Separating fact from fictional memories

 "I have a strong memory of being a boy in a car driving along a country road in Suffolk... Rounding a corner near home, we swerved, narrowly avoiding a milk float. The milk float ended up on its side, covering the road in milk.

I can still picture the road, a large oak tree and the milk sloshing about, despite the fact that the boy in the car was my father. I have never lived in Suffolk.''

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