chapter  13
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BOOMTIME

The cloud hit Britain the Monday after, on the Bank Holiday weekend. All the Ministry of Agriculture officials were off playing golf, nobody was there to deal with it. Pandemonium broke out. Our phone lines were jammed solid with farmers, vets, all sorts of people desperate for some sort of advice. We were just giving out commonsense guidance. I remember talking at least two people out of emigrating.