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Me: Why is Dave wearing his top hat this early in the morning?

Nell: Is there a particular time when wearing a hat becomes acceptable?

Me: I suppose not.

Nell: Alejandro just walked past in a sombrero and you didn’t comment.

Me: I’m getting used to it.

Nell: Malcolm is wearing sunglasses inside again, by the way.

Me: Hangover?

Nell: I beg your pardon? Malcolm doesn’t drink.

Me: He’s been known to have a sweet sherry.

Nell: Only at Christmas. Someone thinks they saw Sven Gully, so he isn’t risking anything. Anyway, who is the lovely young lady with your book?

Me: It’s Jamie from Schiffer Publishing in the US. She chose ‘Conversations with Nell’ as her book for World Book Day yesterday.

Nell: Well, that’s extremely gratifying.

Me: Yes, it is. I was very touched. Anyway, why is Dave wearing a top hat?

Nell: The Daily Growl just called about the results of Handsome Hound 2020.

Me: Oh my goodness. How exciting.

Nell: Yes. As we all expected, David won the public vote.

Me: My Big Brave Beautiful Boy is the Most Handsome Hound. What about your admirer?

Nell: If you mean Boone from Vancouver, Canada, he was voted Most Handsome International Senior.

Me: Was Dog Marley placed?

Nell: You’re not serious? That animal hadn’t even brushed his hair.

Me: He’s a Bergamasco, Nell. Don’t be so judgemental.

Nell: I’ve just remembered. You and Jamie had lunch together and I wasn’t invited.

Me: It was a working lunch to discuss publishing the book and it was over 18 months ago.

Nell: And now she is holding your book in her hands.

Me: Yes, she is.

Nell: Those had better be happy tears. You have been waiting for this for a very long time.

Me: Yes. All my life. Sorry.

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