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A Life and A Half

Award: Graphite Pencil

Graphite Pencil / TV & Cinema Crafts / Writing / 2006

One-armed man: “I’ve had my face slapped on every continent, including Antarctica and I’ve crossed every ocean. Almost drowned in three of them. I’ve stayed in four royal palaces, two prisoner of war camps, been thrown out of countless nightclubs, both universities and several hospitals; all for misbehaving. I saw Hendrix at Woodstock and the Rumble in the Jungle. Lucky Lucan took a fortune off me at poker, but I won it all back from some Saudi prince. I’ve known many women, but never once been unfaithful. I’ve sired six children and have 17 grandchildren and 31 great-grandchildren. I’ve never been a member of a golf club, but I play every week, come rain or shine, with the three living Englishmen I most admire. I’ve had to return every passport I’ve ever had early, because it ran out of space. And through hard work and a bit of luck, I’ve made a little money. But I tell you this: If you can get me another minute, just one minute more than I’m due, I’d give you everything I have.” ‘Live every last minute’

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