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A peg-legged threesome (Rousse)

I got a lot out of my marriage, not least because my husband’s almost identical brother was part of the deal. We didn’t know his name, nor whether he was younger or older than TPR, but he was always there … Continue reading

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Dealing with workplace bullies (Rousse)

When I congratulated Captain C on his thirty years of service at the University, he introduced me to his brother Martin. Although I had known Captain C for decades, until this point I had no idea of the existence of … Continue reading

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Marcus Brigstocke takes to the stage with mother and daughter duo (Rousse)

Marcus Brigstocke settled his mother and (possibly) his brother into seats in the front row, then took to the podium. ‘Gosh, he’s getting on a bit’, I thought, catching sight of his balding pate and observing his wider-than-last-time waistline. After … Continue reading

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The extraordinary habits of men (Rousse)

As a guest of the convent I was let into an astonishing secret: at least half the sisters were really brothers! Grey-bearded men applied in great numbers to undergo the transformation. Each entered a blue and white striped tent as … Continue reading

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Jill Archer steps in (Rousse)

Jill Archer was running around looking after my cousins and their families. Only that morning she had booked N’s wife J’s car in for repair following the accident, and dealt with the insurance claim. This meant that the three brothers … Continue reading

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Unemployed Sunderland couple give daughter away (Rousse)

Who was this small dark-haired, short-legged child with a Scottish accent living with the mother of my childhood friend ECM? She couldn’t possibly be ECM’s little sister: her mother had been widowed for years. A neighbour (and known fantasist) suggested … Continue reading

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Sailing the Scottish coastline by log (Rousse)

ST and I planned to take the boat to Uig Community Centre. We wandered over to the pontoon where we also found JG, with TPR and JC, aboard his boat ‘Mary’. I remained in the queue for the community boat. … Continue reading

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Queen’s safety comprised by ‘sleepover break-in’ at Grey Gables (Rousse)

We were all invited to Grey Gables for New Year’s Eve so I didn’t think it would make much difference if we arrived a day early. Surely Peggy Woolley wouldn’t mind? We walked past the gardeners who were planting up … Continue reading

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A cancelled dip in the pool and a missing cashmere cardigan (Rousse)

LC picked me up in her car. Two of her blond grandchildren were bouncing up and down on the back seat with a couple of their little friends, a dark-haired brother and sister set. When we reached the gym the … Continue reading

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An unlikely pupil of Wellington College (Rousse)

A steady stream of teenage boys in bottle green aertex shirts passed me in the narrow corridor. I could tell that they were pupils of Wellington College from the words stitched in yellow embroidery just below their left collars. One … Continue reading

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