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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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Escort girl academic (Rousse)

It soon became clear that the demands of my new job meant that I was spending a lot more time in the company of X, especially after-hours. Indeed, I was beginning to feel that my role was more escort girl … Continue reading

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Ghost and new-born compete for attention at school reunion (Rousse)

I was now so familiar with the T twins that I could tell that it was L (and not H) in the old-fashioned wedding dress. “I am not dressed as a bride”, she said. “This is a nightie. I am … Continue reading

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Toothless tigers roam Glasgow park (Rousse)

JM took my car keys and drove us both over to Glasgow. I asked whether he was insured to do this, but he didn’t care. He just wanted to take me to the park. The park was really beautiful. I … Continue reading

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Mountain rescue (Rousse)

P sat up in the single bed next to mine and complained of a hangover. He was moody enough at the best of times so I wasn’t prepared to hang around to see how he would behave with a sore … Continue reading

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Good academic conduct (Rousse)

MS made us sit through a multimedia training video that covered topics such as the disappointing award of non-English (specifically not “non-British”) degrees to Chinese students, plagiarism, bribery, and the spending of departmental funds on whisky. JK played all the … Continue reading

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Tom Skelton’s one-man show, a dress from Woolworths, Dave Eggers, and icing penguins (Rousse)

Although by mid-September the Edinburgh Fringe was well and truly over, a few acts had stayed in town to try their luck with the locals and last of the summer tourists. Tom Skelton of Racing Minds was still performing his … Continue reading

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