The hospice building is not unattractive. They have faced over the grey blocks with some nice yellow brickwork. There is no yellow brick approach road to the place, however.
I was re-reading this book last week (and found myself enjoying it more than the first time), and came across this subtle reference to Oz.
A hint is that I mentioned reading (but not re-reading) this book in my other, more personal blog.
Anyone want to guess what it is?
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