Tag Archives: book

£10 fine for library book ten years overdue (Rousse)

DMcA left the library having confessed that the book that he had just returned was ten years overdue. Now it was my turn to be served. I hastily waved my library card over the machine reader. In doing so I … Continue reading

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London to Loughborough by train (Rousse)

As feared, our meeting had over-run, and now it was impossible for us to catch the flight that we had booked to Loughborough. Someone suggested that we go into central London and then take the train to the East Midlands … Continue reading

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A breach of book group etiquette (Rousse)

I felt sorry for our hostess E when I heard J and D shouting at each other in the next room. They really should have dealt with their disagreements over work at the office before joining our monthly book group … Continue reading

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Distracted by a dishwasher, chicken liver pâté, and dusty After Eight mints (Rousse)

I tried to help in the kitchen but I was doing everything wrong. TPR despaired when I added handwash detergent to the dishwasher. Instead I would try my luck at cooking, starting with homemade chicken liver pâté, assisted by GB … Continue reading

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A pointless trip to Aberdeen (Rousse)

TPR tugged me across the motorway – straight into the path of four lanes of speeding traffic. We managed to avoid death at the wheels of vehicles driven by angry fist-shaking drivers. Then we heard the police sirens. Were they … Continue reading

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Snuggling in the long grass and a popular book (Rousse)

In my response to a question about interview arrangements, XY reached up for my hand and gently pulled me down to join him. Much as I loved him, I thought it an unwise move for us to lie snuggled up … Continue reading

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Bubble wrapping at the club (Rousse)

It made no sense at all to open a private members’ club for us and the rest of our immediate neighbours at the opposite end of town, but it appeared that we had no choice in the matter. On my … Continue reading

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