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Husband presents wife with a Porsche – and a divorce (Rousse)

TPR bought me a midnight blue Porsche, then instructed me to drive him from the south west of England to Lowestoft. He announced that this would be our final trip before he divorced me. It was an emotionally painful journey. … Continue reading

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Trapped by gunmen in small town USA (Rousse)

TPR and I travelled in two separate cars to the airport and our long-anticipated business class flights home. As I wondered what to do about the bags of rubbish that I had accumulated on the front seat of my car … Continue reading

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Shoes, socks and underwear in Swindon (Rousse)

In a strappy black vest top and black trousers, I probably wasn’t suitably dressed for a memorial service – even if I had the approval of AH who peered lustily down my cleavage. My main concern was the fashion faux … Continue reading

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Time-travelling academic gives conflicting advice (Rousse)

I couldn’t work out how I would get to my office across the flooded swamp of campus. The assistant dean appeared to be leading us one way, but just behind us his younger self (plus wife and three children) was … Continue reading

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The shame of Jonathan Ross’ brother’s criminal career (Rousse)

My sister J was a criminal mastermind. Her two children served as the key members of her gang. My mentor – who would eventually become my partner provided that I proved myself – was one of Jonathan Ross’ brothers (although … Continue reading

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Humiliated Belle and a clownish revenge

As I walked through the streets of Birmingham, three New Zealanders stopped their car to ask for directions to the jewellery quarter.  I confidently gave them directions, despite not knowing the answer.  However the men called my bluff pointing out … Continue reading

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A day out with Ian Rankin (Rousse)

I was unsure why I was entertaining Ian Rankin at my kitchen table, but it had to happen eventually. I’d been (unintentionally) stalking him in Edinburgh for years, or – as I often joked – he’d been stalking me. Plonked … Continue reading

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