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Sock entertainer substitutes at book group (Rousse)

JS left it too late to book the Scottish Falsetto Sock Puppet Theatre for our monthly book group meeting. We would have to make do with an inferior footwear pair: the two white woollen stockings decorated with beady eyes, sewn … Continue reading

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A place in the sun (Rousse)

TPR and I bought a bungalow in the countryside. We planted a long border of plants in the garden and looked forward to relaxing there with books, in the sunshine, miles away from the shade of Edinburgh tenements.

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Potential best-seller ‘discovered’ in old library refurbished as cosmetics hall (Rousse)

I’d sneakily commandeered some excess shelving in the HQ of a revered learned society. Amongst the books, I left a mix of cardboard boxes and plastic crates stuffed with stationery and miscellaneous odd belongings for which there was no room … Continue reading

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Escaping from book group (Rousse)

Left in charge of the book group, SC transformed it into an escape game. All the clues could be found on the reverse side of the place mats, just beneath our dinner plates on the table.

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Mystery childhood relic unearthed in Glasgow (Rousse)

SC and I ‘picked up’ the Glasgow University academic just outside Queen Street station. Rather than catch our train back to Edinburgh, we followed him across town to his office, intrigued by an invitation to consult his exercise book. In … Continue reading

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Junkie Genesis journal article theft (Rousse)

I pushed past the junkies in the dark alleyway at the top of Edinburgh’s Broughton Street to enter Crombies’ temporary butcher’s shop. The butcher business taken over the halal meat emporium/paperback library/convenience store while its main shop several yards down … Continue reading

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The British Library and Boris (Rousse)

I unexpectedly bumped into VAE in the vaults of the British Library. She was on sick leave in the UK, having suffered illness since her move to Singapore several months earlier. VAE’s current destination was one of the rare books … Continue reading

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