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A clown, killer whales, and curvy bronzed buttocks (Rousse)

Thirty years on I rediscovered the dark-haired Italian man with whom I had been friendly in France in the 1980s. Now working as a professional clown, he livedĀ on the French riviera in a small apartment that offered wonderful views of … Continue reading

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Illegal immigration from Canada to the US with a stolen identity (Rousse)

The border between Canada and the US was due to reopen temporarily, but nobody knew for how long. I was determined to cross it. However, as a UK citizen, this would be illegal. As part of my disguise as an … Continue reading

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Dead man chairs a game of classroom charades (Rousse)

Everyone was seated on rows of chairs in a classroom for the lunchtime game of charades. Those in the front row performed first. Then, as soon as someone in the audience made a correct guess, everyone moved forward a row … Continue reading

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‘Expand’ becomes ‘espand’ at the British Library (Rousse)

I worked on my journal paper in a reading room of the newly refurbished British Library (now selling tweed jackets in the gift shop). I noticed that the young man sitting next to me, who was typing up an essay, … Continue reading

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Off-set with (ugly) Orlando Bloom (Rousse)

Orlando Bloom was at a loose end with nothing to do, so he eagerly accepted my invitation to while away the afternoon off-set with me. I noted that the actor was shorter than I had imagined, and not terribly handsome … Continue reading

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A failed escape from a crime scene (Rousse)

We were staying in a beautiful tall detached house that was second from the end of a row of similar buildings squashed together in a densely populated part of the city. If you glanced up at the skylight over the … Continue reading

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Dr Who companion travels back in time in vain attempt to stop Brexit (Rousse)

I travelled back in time, unseasonably dressed in furs, to a country fair on a warm summer’s day in 2010. I found the yellow and white striped stand at which I was to deliver my message. I leant over the … Continue reading

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