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A white Christmas in Edinburgh (Rousse)

We spent the afternoon watching old films on television in the sitting room. Fortunately nobody sat on the green-threaded needles that KT found at my end of the sofa. Then, when we saw that snow had fallen late in the … Continue reading

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The computerisation of sanitation businesses (Rousse)

A mature student with a Geordie accent, supported by a gang of friends, was trying to persuade me that it was appropriate that he write his dissertation on how to revive his wife’s failing sanitation business. I explained that this … 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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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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An unwise getaway plan (Rousse)

NP and SF had to get south of the Edinburgh bypass fast to escape the rival drug gang. They quickly commandeered a Land Rover, and NP took the wheel. But this was never going to work. How could they have … 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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The writing of Horace and Brighton bullies (Rousse)

This first gathering of the UK information science community in years took place on a hill top in Brighton. There I was really pleased to meet HJ Horace, the American writer. I told him that I wanted to buy his … Continue reading

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