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was it Robinson's marmalade, or Hartley's lemonade? Spam. No she never liked spam. Never enough fat on bacon. Yes, I need a receipt, young man Which is touching, humorous, and heartbreaking in roughly equal measure. People who do or don't need receipts are a recurring theme, almost a running joke throughout this collection. These two poems are perhaps a little unusual in using a symbol as a metaphor for something larger. More pieces are essentially biographical, in the sense of relating wonderfully observed moments and characters from the author's working life, take: Two Lads at my till. I put first lad's goods through while second says to his mate, I'm gonna get a kitchen knife 13