Tag Archives: Edinburgh

Doctoral degree entry requirements: Oxford and Edinburgh (Rousse)

All the others were clutching revision notes as we entered the exam hall. I had nothing in my hands because I had done no preparation whatsoever. So what if SH got a first and I failed? Then I started to … Continue reading

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A tale of arson and murder (Rousse)

My misdeeds were many. First there was arson. I threw a match into a small garage on the junction of Northumberland Street and Ferry Road. While I watched the billows of grey smoke envelop the neighbourhood, I thought it would … Continue reading

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Edinburgh marathon star grants interview, ruins parquet flooring, and pets a pig (Rousse)

While BC gave media interviews about her forthcoming Edinburgh marathon appearance, I waited back at the flat with N and TPR. TPR kept himself busy making batches of soup and serving them to passing friends. KT and her glamorous sister … Continue reading

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Walking on the Isle of Lewis (Rousse)

Since the ‘improvements’ to the guest house on the Isle of Lewis it now boasted a series of public rooms on the scale of a country house hotel, with a smart d├ęcor all deep red and burnished gold. The proprietor … Continue reading

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Alps plane crash victim regrets flight choice (Rousse)

LM and her colleague from the National Library of Scotland could wait for me no longer. I said that I would follow them up to the Library just as soon as I could get off the phone. We were due … Continue reading

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Confusion on Edinburgh’s 47 bus route – in Liverpool (Rousse)

TPR checked the bus routes online. We needed a 47. We jumped on the bus and it took us so far beyond the city limits that we did not recognise our surroundings. When we asked the South African traffic warden … Continue reading

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A quest for counterfeit coins (Rousse)

The friendly policeman hovered at the door and told me about his quest for counterfeit coins. I pretended that I knew nothing, even though I had stacks of the large silver ones planted outside as garden ornaments. Then I got … Continue reading

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