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Par Lance

Par Lance is where I come to talk with my friends, mainly to discuss books. 

Par can mean at face value,and Lance is just me.


From the Oxford English Dictionary:

Parlance /'pa:l(Ə)ns/

noun [mass noun] a particular way of speaking or using words, especially a way common to those with a particular job or interest: dated terms that were once in common parlance | medical parlance.

origin late 16th cent. (denoting speech or debate): from Old French, from parler 'speak', from Latin parabola 'comparison' (in late Latin 'speech').

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This is such a delightful little story and such an easy read. As an avid reader of David Nobbs's books, I noticed an immediate similarity between the hero of this story, Kevin Dodds, and those more famous Nobbs characters, Reginald Perrin and Henry Pratt. That takes nothing away from Kevin's adventure as he steps out of his life as a loyal and boring bank employee into the much more exciting mantle of a bank robber. You'll have to read it to find out more!