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Advances in book design (Rousse)

BEX showed me the beautiful line drawings of a crowd that would be used for the cover of his new book. He was delighted when I said him that I loved the design, and took great pleasure in telling me … Continue reading

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Bicycle thief Mr Almond’s attack (Rousse)

Every time that we returned to our house there was further evidence of attempted break-ins. We knew that it was only a matter of time before we would come home to a crime scene. The day finally arrived when we … Continue reading

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Baby blue makeover for medieval tower (Rousse)

In a desperate attempt to use up the remainder of his grant, XY arranged for the repainting of room in which the symposium was to be held. The crumbling white walls of the medieval tower were no longer white, but … Continue reading

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Marie Antoinette world record attempt (Rousse)

The place was swarming with hundreds of people dressed up like extras from Adam Ant’s Prince Charming video. I asked my school friend AR (sporting an elegant eighteenth century gown) what was going on. She explained that she was taking … Continue reading

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Ineffective Italian lessons (Rousse)

JC and I sat at the dinner table desperate to join in the conversation across the room. An Italian mother was making a hopeless attempt to teach her native language to her English-speaking children. Both JC and I could do … Continue reading

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A failed attempt to win over the Winklevoss twins (Rousse)

I left a half-eaten Snickers bar on the front seat of the gleaming black Range Rover that belonged to the Winklevoss twins. This, I hoped, would give me an excuse to meet them for a second time when I went … Continue reading

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Brad Pitt tattoos his forehead in latest celebrity revelation (Rousse)

Brad Pitt sat at the end of my bed at the Balmoral Hotel, Edinburgh. In such close proximity to the famous movie star, I could see that his face was covered in tiny freckles. These comprised a mixture of miniscule … Continue reading

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