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Sister publications and primary health care (Rousse)

My sister stood up and introduced her publication to the guests seated at round tables in the conference room. After she waved the folio-sized book in the air, I did the same with my own latest output. My sister was … Continue reading

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An ancestor in oil (Rousse)

The famous art critic presented a slide of an eighteenth century oil painting of a lady in a posh dress and hat. As soon as he revealed her her name, I was convinced that she was one of my ancestors. … Continue reading

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Sandy spaniel sale (Rousse)

The two sandy spaniels were gorgeous. ‘I’ll take both the bitch and the puppy’ said SC. I wondered where the dogs would live. And what would her SC’s husband T make of the new additions to the family? Would he … Continue reading

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Neglected baby suffers eye bleeds (Rousse)

I managed to keep the baby alive with the minimum of care. I only looked at it once a day when I fed it a bottle and changed its nappy. The only indication that it was in any distress was … Continue reading

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Pet care information resource (Rousse)

My sister J had struck up a deal with the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals to create some information resources on pet care. She tried to keep it a secret, but I discovered the plan printed in red … 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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Methadone-infused sugar cones to cure addiction (Rousse)

The mother was at her wit’s end caring for a floppy middle-aged child whose only interest in life was her next fix. There was nothing that could be done except to sit and watch as the addict threw methadone-infused sugar … Continue reading

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Babysitter force-feeds chocolate to foreign child in her care (Rousse)

I was appalled at the contents of my sister’s handbag. It was stuffed with sweets and chocolates, from Werther’s originals to a type of Walnut Whip crossed with a Cadbury’s Creme egg that I had never encountered before. My sister … Continue reading

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Caring for the elderly (Rousse)

My father didn’t intend any harm, but when he drove into PH from behind as a joke the old man fell directly on his nose and suffered much pain. I knew that it was my job to help him now, … Continue reading

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James Corden, Johnny Vegas, and a couple of neglected twins (Rousse)

James Corden – or was it Johnny Vegas? – was the father of my twin baby sons. In our unconventional family set-up he did his best to care for the children while I was at work, but never thought to … Continue reading

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