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Champagne-guzzling errant husband is useless at packing (Rousse)

TPR and his sister SG had broken off from our main party to take seats in the hotel’s poshest bar. When I spotted them they were working their way through an elaborate Champagne tasting tray, the most expensive item on … Continue reading

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Con trick confession at house-warming celebration (Rousse)

TPR was clearly not pleased with the guest list for our very last minute house warming party. I argued that very few people were available, hence the rather strange assembly of friends. This ranged from a bloke that I met … Continue reading

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A top floor house sale and an errant husband confesses (Rousse)

As soon as KA told me the date of her party I knew that there would be a problem. I had to be in Reading on that date. However, I arranged things so that I could call in at her … Continue reading

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Green and black chocolate confession (Rousse)

The office party was only made bearable when I discovered an untouched stack of Green and Black chocolate bars in one of the bedrooms – and stole one from the pile.

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A reunion with Gandalf, Dumbledore, Beowulf, and Basil Fawlty (Rousse)

Gandalf and/or Dumbledore was dead. I saw them wheel his body into the hall on a trolley. The white sheet was meant to cover the entire corpse, but strands of long white hair could not be contained and peeked out … Continue reading

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How to write a novel: Rousse explains her strategy to imposter “Dave”

“Dave” claimed that he was a veteran of the Edinburgh Coffee Morning, and old friends with “Andy”. I couldn’t ever remember seeing this Dave at the Friday gatherings before, and on close questioning he couldn’t come up with a surname … Continue reading

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A new job at the University of East Anglia (Rousse)

EH’s confession was that she had not really been “working at home” on Monday, but at a job interview in Norfolk. She had been offered, and accepted, a chair at the University of East Anglia. “Whatever’s wrong with working here?” … Continue reading

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