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A friend’s diagnosis (Rousse)

While TN played Lord of the Manor, watching all the comings and goings on his ‘estate’, his wife QN seemed a little subdued. At first I thought this might be because we guests had over-stayed our welcome (and that I … Continue reading

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Happy times at the Manor House (Rousse)

TPR and I lived in two modest suites at the University’s of Birmingham’s Manor House. In the summer months we had the run of the building, but when term started in September we were more restricted. For example, it was … Continue reading

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A patchwork quilt, property in Perthshire, and a stay at the Palace (Rousse)

My parents were selling up and disposing of their possessions, as was the University of Birmingham. If I wanted to save anything, now was the time to act. I wanted nothing from the White House, but was keen to retrieve … Continue reading

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Hall of residence handicrafts at the University of Birmingham (Rousse)

Nobody needed any persuasion to take to the floor at the Manor House reunion disco. With the first beat of the first record it was filled with enthusiastic dancers. I mentioned to TPR that we should list all these popular … Continue reading

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Bad behaviour and an F1 fireball kill conversation (Rousse)

The conference launch event was a Victorian-Edwardian music hall concert in the style of BBC’s Good old days show. I thought this a bit OTT for a librarians’ conference, but this was the US, and it did make a change … Continue reading

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