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Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Recommended for an evening's Edinbourgeois entertainment

'The older policeman looked at her patiently. Then he raised his wrist and tapped his watch. "I retire in six hours' time," he said. "Thirty-six years of service. In that time, I've seen everything - everything. Horrible things. Sad things. And in my time in the Art Squad, aesthetically disturbing things."'

- Alexander McCall Smith, 44 Scotland Street, pp.80-81.