I was and am at pains
to say that Dan Smith was guilty of wrong-doing, but it is my contention that he was not guilty of the crime for which he was imprisoned.
It may feel like it when you get beaten but I am at pains
to point out it is not.
In order to sustain this Pollyanna caricature, Palattella cuts from my discussion of Owen and Jarrell any hint of the real conflicts and unresolved tensions about war and bloodshed that I am at pains
HAVING followed the great rugby debate in the Echo, I am at pains
to understand the arguments put forward by those fanatical fans of the big, so-called premier, clubs.
While I am at pains
to dodge the tourist traps, I was reminded recently that it pays to keep exploring the city, and that it is easy to become blase about the architectural wonders tucked around Victorian corners.
The way the two strands of narratives entwine is skilfully and sensitively done and I am at pains
here not to spoil the reader's pleasure by divulging too much of what follows.