Today In Fact, 5 November

Guy Fawkes Day. My parents allege that I was due to be born this day in 1961. I demurred and so my father put my mother in the Land rover and drove her over an exceptional bumpy field. I was born some days later but was given the second name of “Guy” because my father wanted me to finish the job my namesake had failed to do.

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