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Academic is owner of magnificent mansion on the Holy Island of Lindisfarne (Rousse)

I knew that it was unconventional to take one’s sibling to a school management meeting, but now that mine worked at the University (albeit in a different department), I thought that I would get away with it. SS glanced over … Continue reading

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Swimwear and disgraceful tattoos (Rousse)

I chose a new swimming costume. It was navy blue with white side panels, and leg pieces. It would be perfect for British waters, and could easily be worn under a wetsuit. While I was trying it on for the … Continue reading

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‘Intelligence calipers’ measure IQs of aspiring spooks (Rousse)

The job advert had read ‘civil servant’ but I knew that the panel members opposite me were assessing my suitability for a role that included subterfuge, espionage, honeypots, and data decryption. I played along answering the standard interview questions with … Continue reading

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A Daily Mail reader out of place (Rousse)

I felt rather out of place in the huge panelled drawing room stuffed with men in tweed jackets reading broadsheet newspapers, especially when carrying a copy of the Daily Mail. When I sat down in the dining room it was … Continue reading

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Innovative prison security solution (Rousse)

K was going to be locked up in prison for another two weeks at least, awaiting trial for her assault on S. It took three hours to travel the long distance to visit her. Even after that, I was not … Continue reading

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A presentation on Internet portals (Rousse)

As we left the lecture hall PC said that he would see me in room 4 by the entrance for the next session. I advised him to give it a miss: I was due to be presenting on Internet portals, … Continue reading

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A puppy husband (Rousse)

The SEB was back, again making unforgivable remarks about so-called friends. This time she declared LG’s husband ‘a puppy’. I left her to scale a wood-panelled wall alone. My decision to take the longer route was driven by my desire … Continue reading

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