DE­FEND­ING

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his leg­endary drink­ing, the restau­ra­teur Rick Stein says peo­ple ob­sess about death and its causes. When he comes home tid­dly, he’s just ban­ished to the gar­den shed. My mum used to do some­thing sim­i­lar to Dad on the oc­ca­sional Fri­day he’d had a few too many. She’d make him sleep on the front lawn and tell us kids he was too tired to make it to bed.

I grew up think­ing all dads slept on the front lawn from time to time. Not that any harm was done, they’ll cel­e­brate their 70th wed­ding an­niver­sary next year.

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