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Disguised David and Victoria Beckham murder distraction (Rousse)

While sharped-eyed tourists spotted semi-disguised David and Victoria Beckham strolling down Edinburgh’s Royal Mile, my murderous rampage around the city was still secret – but not for much longer… I thought that it would be safe to store the latest … Continue reading

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Violence on the buses (Rousse)

ECM and I were travelling south along the east coast train line. I was heading to a conference in Kent, and she was accompanying me part of the way. It was only when ECM left the train that I realised … Continue reading

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A failed family get-together at Newcastle-by-the-sea (Rousse)

Newcastle city centre was packed on the first Saturday after the January pay-day. We should never have agreed to meet my mother and sister S there. As things turned out, we didn’t manage to find one another. This was because … Continue reading

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Drug gang member set free on religious grounds (Rousse)

I fell in with a criminal gang. I didn’t know the exact nature of its activities, but guessed at drug dealing and associated violence. When the police picked them up, I was taken to prison too. I was appalled by … Continue reading

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Novelist’s life work loss blamed on clumsy husband (Rousse)

I’d been complaining of TPR’s clumsiness for some time. Now he had managed to let a desktop PC, all the back-up disks for my novel-in-progress, and an old fashioned brick mobile telephone, fall from a third floor window and through … Continue reading

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Snogging a smoker (Rousse)

TPR thought that he was dreaming when KT climbed into bed with us and leant over to kiss him. I nudged him in the ribs and told him to stop. He’d regret it in the morning. He told me later … Continue reading

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A useless sabbatical, a stray student, and a delicious brand of cell phone (Rousse)

My boss pass me a typed sheet of paper. This stated that I had been granted a sabbatical between 29th April and 31st August 2015. It was already the end of June. What use was this to me? Then the … Continue reading

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A cell in a cell (Rousse)

The prison population was growing. Even I was now a member. Each day I handed my mobile phone over for recharging so that I would at least have some entertainment in my cell.

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Unique accommodation and party provision for Newcastle University students (Rousse)

At Newcastle University the students slept together stacked on open wooden shelves, not unlike enormous upturned printers’ blocks. They all used special fixed-gear bicycles to scale the high walls to reach their wooden cells. Unfortunately the sleeping space was very … Continue reading

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Mobile phones, a model couple, and gargoyles (Rousse)

TPR and I really needed to get our act together. First, we should carry our mobile phones at all times. This would have saved us the trauma of losing one another in France. Then TPR had to cut down on … Continue reading

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