The Last Resort
By John Barber
Copyright 2011 John Barber
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The cover illustration is a detail from a painting by Charles Conder entitled Newquay c.1906/07.
Events moved on in Fordhamton in much the same way as the rest of the country. People died, babies were born; shops closed, new owners with new horizons opened for business; full time employment continued to drop but petty crime rose slightly and no resident from the town entered a reality TV show and was photographed falling into the gutter after the odd convivial glass of champagne at a celebrity endorsed night club.
So it was very much normal to find Dave Edmunds behind the bar of California Dreamin’ with a big grin on his full, rounded face. He stabbed a pork sausage sized finger on an opened page of the Rutherford Echo (Fordhamton edition).
“And good riddance to that too.”