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Furthermore, trying to convince the hospital doctors that she is teetotal and the liver damage was not drink-related took some doing.
Lowering the coffin into the hole took some doing, but two cemetery workers had come up to help, and they silently cleared away the ropes and planks once the bishop was properly in place.
It took some doing to get it and I had to call in a few favours - well, actually, I had to call my housemate Jonathan.
What seems now to be logical and rational actually took some doing," says Thornton.