Tom Collins: Shaggy dog story rises from Angela's Ashes

When we went to the market for the Sunday roast, my granny would pick her chicken and the farmer would wring its neck there and then
I’m not planning on dying soon, but there has been a feverish discussion at home about the fate of a pair of Staffordshire china dogs that have pride of place on the mantlepiece. They once belon[...]

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