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Sharing a cabin with Dermot Murnaghan (Rousse)

I sat next to television news presenter Dermot Murnaghan in the passenger cabin of the tiny plane. Keen not to embarrass him by making it obvious that I recognised him, I engaged him in conversation about Scottish stereotypes (e.g. short, … Continue reading

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The Manor House: an historical account (Rousse)

The journalist thrust a microphone into my face and demanded that I gave a full history of the Manor House from its origins as an eighteenth century farm house to the severe fire damage of July 2014. As we travelled … Continue reading

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Mobile phones, a model couple, and gargoyles (Rousse)

TPR and I really needed to get our act together. First, we should carry our mobile phones at all times. This would have saved us the trauma of losing one another in France. Then TPR had to cut down on … Continue reading

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Police reopen case into dolly bird disappearance (Rousse)

I dressed in the black school uniform of my little brother and sister and accompanied them to class. None of the teachers spotted that I was an over-age imposter. When one of them confiscated my silver necklace at the school … Continue reading

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An elaborate plan to find a husband (Belle)

Almost everyone survived the plane crash – it was a miracle. We all had to stand up, wherever we were, when the lady mayor came past. Everytime I spoke about my ideas for community cohesion (“they hate us because we … Continue reading

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Rousse’s Angolan trip

My husband’s work assignment took us to Angola. He was a journalist investigating the exploitation of citizens by the state following the end of the war. Young men could earn a fortune tending the verdant hillside – simply to keep … Continue reading

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