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Jane Garvey lies about her student days (Rousse)

Jane Garvey broadcast to the world from her little desk. It was incredibly low-tech, but this was all she needed as the voice of BBC Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour. I was always on the look-out for any references that Garvey … Continue reading

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Library rules for tandems (Rousse)

TPR wheeled the tandem into the bookshop. So far, so good – nobody stopped us. However, further into the main body of the shop a member of staff told us that this was, in fact, a library, tandems were banned, … Continue reading

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Cambridge conference saves Rousse from North Sea diving job

Although I agreed with the guest house landlady that her daughter looked a fright, I kept my views to myself. The poor girl obviously considered herself a beauty, yet to most she simply looked fake with her long blonde hair … Continue reading

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Pre-school reading opportunities boost life prospects: a three year old’s perspective (Rousse)

If ever there was a need for evidence of the catastrophic effect of public library cuts, it was here. The place was marshalled by rough-looking women in navy blue overalls, without a qualified librarian in sight. They were more interested … Continue reading

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Promoting public libraries and chaos at work (Rousse)

I was super keen to show BR the publicity material that I had developed to promote public libraries. She picked up my MacBook, adjusted the settings (I had no idea that the screen was detachable), and clicked “play”. The video … Continue reading

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