Monthly Archives: October 2010

Rousse, the National Library Boy, and the Social Network

I was so flattered when the young researcher in the National Library of Scotland asked me if I’d like to go and see The Social Network with him. I explained that I’d made other arrangements, heaved my work and gym … Continue reading

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Rousse in time warp trouble

It was simultaneously 1982 and 2010, so I was back at the University of Birmingham as a 47 year-old first year. I made a triumphant return to OH7, my first bedroom at the Manor House. Unfortunately my joy was eclipsed … Continue reading

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Lifts, lingerie and little people (Rousse)

I only wanted to go up to the 7th floor in the hotel lift so what were we doing zipping into space Tardis-style to the 807th floor? When I got home I found that my sister-in-law’s “looking after the house” … Continue reading

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Belle bites dog

I was wandering around an airport/service station type shop that sold lots of flowers when I absentmindedly bit the ear off a beautifully fashioned chocolate dog. I had to confess to a man behind the till and he fashioned a … Continue reading

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Rousse the jam tart robber

I stole a jam tart from a room service afternoon tea trolley before bumping into someone from the past who had shrunk to the size of an 8-year old, thanks to gastric band surgery. I also saw the table plan … Continue reading

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Belle faces up to Rousse’s regular routine

I was at some kind of boffin convention and gradually, over lunch, I realised they were looking to me to ‘tell them stuff’. The horror.

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Gary Richardson guides Rousse home

ETS got it into her head that if she kept digging with a spoon just outside the entrance to Tesco, she would discover what had happened to Jane, who had been missing for weeks. I knew that the body lay … Continue reading

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