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The Learner

by Jonathan Hill
Originally published by BookHippo.uk on 20/09/2012

'Name?'

'Margaret.'

'Madam, I'll need your full name.'

'Of course. It's Granger. Margaret Granger.'

Margaret idly circled the newspaper advert, half-listening and half-thinking of Edward. Over the following minutes, the employee at JH Motors Driving School elicited Margaret's personal information, driving licence and credit card details with all the ease of a tooth extraction.

'Your first lesson will be a week tomorrow at 9am.'

'Thank y...' Margaret began but the agent had gone and, unbeknown to Margaret, was hastily swallowing a diazepam.

Margaret clanged the phone down on its cradle and sighed.

'Now, where did I put my Highroad Code?'

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