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Reader held hospital hostage (Rousse)

For a change, the book group members met for Sunday lunch. MH offered her sparse flat as the venue, even though she could not attend herself. JS’s sister took MH’s place, holding her head in her hands whenever death was … Continue reading

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Kidnap victims escape captor by first class rail (Rousse)

BR and I were being held hostage by a crazy gunman who thought it hysterical to ‘tease’ us by holding a gun to our heads. Even funnier, in his warped mind, was to hand the deadly weapon over to each … 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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Hostage held in shared bath (Rousse)

SL sat opposite me in our shared bath. “It feels like my friends are holding me under house arrest” she complained. “If this is the case, it’s probably for your own good”, I replied.

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Hostage taken at the White House: Rousse to the rescue

I could hear my iPhone ringing out, but where was I, and what time of night was this? I pulled myself up in bed to peer into the dark. I was back at the White House in my childhood bedroom. … Continue reading

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Sex, money and Green and Black chocolate: Rousse ponders some moral dilemmas

It was a terrible moral dilemma. Not only were we the only ones who knew where the terrorists were holding the hostage, but it was also within our means to save him. I had already written out the cheque for … Continue reading

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