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DAVID SILVER: Beastly for Grandpa


Grandpa was fit but he was convinced he was a wildebeest. Every day he galloped through the cobbled streets, imagining he was making his annual migration through East Africa. Today, Grandpa would have been diagnosed as zoanthropic and would receive psychiatric help. But back in the old days, who gnu?

David Silver was a reporter, sub-editor, and humour columnist on various newspapers in Greater Manchester, England. He retired in 2002 and from 2011-2016 wrote a light-hearted column for The Courier, a weekly newspaper for UK expatriates in Spain.


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