Tag Archives: manuscript

Manchester venue sought, good acoustics essential (Rousse)

There was very little that could be salvaged from the manuscript after the reviewers savaged it, so I gave up on the job and instead responded to EH’s pleas for help. Just pregnant with her third child, EH was dealing … Continue reading

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Potential best-seller ‘discovered’ in old library refurbished as cosmetics hall (Rousse)

I’d sneakily commandeered some excess shelving in the HQ of a revered learned society. Amongst the books, I left a mix of cardboard boxes and plastic crates stuffed with stationery and miscellaneous odd belongings for which there was no room … Continue reading

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Unwelcome distraction at the British Library (Rousse)

It was a huge commitment to travel from Edinburgh to London by train every Saturday to study medieval manuscripts in the British Library. This is why I objected so much to the shopping concession in the Humanities Reading Room and … Continue reading

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The book (section) thief (Rousse)

I’d run into the students on the bus, and it was then that they invited me to meet them later on the beach. From there we could travel together to their graduation dinner. I hadn’t confirmed this arrangement, so it … Continue reading

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Rousse discovers a detective and a naughty little girl

The scenario was familiar. I was sitting at the table of yet another dreadful meeting listening to grey-haired men say nothing of substance. When I finally grabbed a fleeting opportunity to speak the Chair nodded wisely, but only for a … Continue reading

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