Tag Archives: book

The work of Val McDermid: where to start (Rousse)

Val McDermid and I chatted on the top deck of the bus. ‘I am embarrassed to admit that I have never read any of your books’, I confessed. ‘It’s just that everyone says that they are so gory and that … Continue reading

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A drone pest comes up trumps (Rousse)

I was playing with Lego on the old drawing room carpet when a drone flew overhead. ‘I’m sure that flying at this level must be illegal’ I said to my small companion. The drone then shot away – only to … Continue reading

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Mystery woman at book group shows off season’s best selling grey woollen outfit from Next (Rousse)

Poor SC. We all turned up at her house for our monthly meeting, but none of us had bothered to read the prescribed text. I was rather puzzled because I recognised the book title and its jacket, yet I had … Continue reading

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Birthday log book refusal ruins friendship (Rousse)

TDX barged into my office, with a lackey in tow, and demanded my log book. I said that I was not prepared to give this to her. Her eyes narrowed and she raised her voice in anger. I now knew … Continue reading

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Home from the beach, via Geneva (Rousse)

We didn’t get through much reading on our beach holiday because we were distracted by Netflix and teaching our friends the rules of Settlers of Catan. We also wasted time explaining to others, such as JS, that this was an … Continue reading

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Interesting impending divorce makes up for boring birthday party and bookcase (Rousse)

HW’s daughter’s 21st birthday party was dreadfully dull, as was N and SY’s bookcase. It was interesting, however, to learn that restaurateurs VC and CC were on the brink of divorce.

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1970s bed linen, out of reach kitchen appliances, and a gift of £1000 (Rousse)

TPR and I were staying with KLX at his London flat while the rest of his family spent the summer in Ireland. KLX admitted that he wasn’t the best of housekeepers and asked me to help make up the beds … Continue reading

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