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‘A bird, one of the Red Kites re­stored to our skies as a re­sult of care­ful breed­ing in the Na­ture Area, drift­ing among the grey and pink clouds of a Septem­ber dawn, had the best view of the im­pact of re­cent his­tory on the Rap­stone Val­ley. The most se­ri­ous blot on the land­scape was Fal­low­field Coun­try Town which, from the bird’s eye view, looked like a pile of bricks which a gi­ant’s child had failed to tidy up. There lay the tow­er­ing Com­put­ersR-Us, the mon­ster Magic Car­pet store, the mul­ti­storey car park, the grim pedes­trian walk­ways and the glass roof of the shop­ping mall, opened, some­what grumpily, by the for­mer Min­is­ter for Hous­ing, Eco­log­i­cal Af­fairs and Plan­ning (HEAP) and lo­cal MP, the Right Hon­ourable Les­lie Tit­muss.’

THE SOUND OF TRUM­PETS (1998)

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