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Summer skiing with WAGs (Rousse)

I missed all the best events at the conference because TPR objected to my being away from home. This meant that I didn’t meet the premier league footballer’s model girlfriend on the summer ski slopes. Instead I was forced to … Continue reading

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A useless sabbatical, a stray student, and a delicious brand of cell phone (Rousse)

My boss pass me a typed sheet of paper. This stated that I had been granted a sabbatical between 29th April and 31st August 2015. It was already the end of June. What use was this to me? Then the … Continue reading

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Bedsit Bernard (Rousse)

I agreed to take on a fellow academic from another institution as my PhD student. He had told everyone that his name was Bernard, but I knew that he was really an Italian national and, as such, his real name … Continue reading

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Change your hair, change your life (Rousse)

Following years of misery XY finally cheered up. She chopped her long lanky hair into a punky Siouxsie Sioux style, dyed it jet black, and started to smile. When she returned to her student haunts everyone was amazed at what … Continue reading

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Between Christopher Eccleston and David Tennant: another Dr Who (Rousse)

Few know that between Christopher Eccleston and David Tennant there was another Dr Who: Scottish student JM.

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A half-written report, a lazy student, and a planned death (Rousse)

WM sat at the kitchen table with her half-written report in front of her. Another couple of students were milling around, but not the one that WM was after. When her quarry eventually appeared WM shouted at him for not … Continue reading

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Murder victim hidden in shallow grave between bedroom carpet and floorboards (Rousse)

I got up early and settled down to some work at my computer in the study. Soon afterwards TPR followed me into the room with my breakfast. This was not my usual 40g of museli, but a bowl of mixed … Continue reading

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