Tag Archives: entertainment

An abandoned banana baby (Rousse)

The Pitlochry guest house was not to my tastes at all. The proprietor behaved as if she was everyone’s best friend, but I could see through her act. All that interested her was the fastest means of extracting as much … Continue reading

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Hostage clings to novel entertainment at end of ordeal (Rousse)

By posting messages about a conference that did not exist, FR arranged my rescue from kidnap by an American gang. While I waited for my formal release, I begged my captors not to take away the two novels in bag … Continue reading

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A missing guest at Val McDermid ceremony mix-up (Rousse)

Val McDermid invited me to her celebration at the Royal Society of Edinburgh. I was so honoured to be asked, especially when I learnt that it was a small, intimate affair at which only about 20 people would be present. … Continue reading

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Highland hotel murder mystery quiz mistaken for Dr Who rehearsal (Rousse)

We recognised the ghillie as the one from the Ardushiane Hotel. He had once asked on the last evening of a weekend trip to the Highlands whether we would be shooting the next day. At the time I had been … Continue reading

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An unconventional Brazilian research symposium (Rousse)

The evening entertainment that followed the Brazilian research symposium was a little unconventional. I’d never before attended such a reception in a shopping mall. I was also very disappointed that the music system didn’t work, despite our valiant efforts with … Continue reading

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Uncovered: monkey researchers and shoplifter engineers (Rousse)

RR had a very low opinion of the entertainment troupe that had turned up on campus to liven up our engineering programme. ‘They’re a bunch of monkeys who know nothing about research!’ he complained. Meanwhile I was busy investigating public … 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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