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A missed meeting in Smeaton (Rousse)

I remembered that I had agreed to catch up with LM at 4:30pm, but I had forgotten to check the venue of our meeting. I was shocked when I saw in her Facebook message that we were to meet in … Continue reading

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Cancer patient makes an early, and ill-advised, return to work (Rousse)

LM was shocked to see me in the corridor on campus. ‘Whatever are you doing here?’ she shouted. ‘You’ve got cancer. Go back home to your sickbay!’ My own opinion was that I was fit to work. Then I tried … Continue reading

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A secret non-affair (Rousse)

Once again I had sneaked up the stairs to PL’s tiny garret flat and climbed into bed with him. Nothing much ever happened on these visits. Even so, we kept them secret. Then I looked out of the window. In … Continue reading

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A busy seaside highland hotel (Rousse)

I hoped that all this cycling was helping me to lose weight. I’d seen a shocking video of myself in a mustard yellow shift dress over black leggings and did not the idea that kindly people had taken to describing … Continue reading

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Lost in London and Paris (Rousse)

I was lost in London, late for a 10:00 meeting at the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals, without my mobile phone – indeed without even cash to use a public telephone. Then, to make matters worse, I realised … Continue reading

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Jo Jo the poison pen email writer pushes stressed academic over the edge (Rousse)

I was in the habit of commuting by train to the headquarters of the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals in London. There I worked in the basement on an unending series of grant applications. From time to time … Continue reading

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Violence on the buses (Rousse)

ECM and I were travelling south along the east coast train line. I was heading to a conference in Kent, and she was accompanying me part of the way. It was only when ECM left the train that I realised … Continue reading

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