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Poetry fraud discovered in toilet cubicle (Rousse)

My colleague was so talented that she could compose poetry on the spot for any occasion – or so we all thought. One day when we were in ladies, she passed a poem to me under the partition between our … Continue reading

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A disappointing kiss and book jacket design by nightmare (Belle)

Travelling by steam train to the seaside, I met a Chris Packham-esque naturalist and poet who seemed to like me. At one point, on a fire escape, he said “…shall we share saliva?” and I said “What, you want me … Continue reading

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Levitation and French poetry (Rousse)

I tried so hard to resist, but I just couldn’t help myself levitate at the reunion. GG tried to talk me down as I floated up to the ceiling, but the pull upwards was too great, and I soon disappeared … Continue reading

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Cruising with the poets (Belle)

So far, the cruise had visited New York (during shore leave a friend helped me filch a nerdy Open University sound effects LP from New York Public Library) and now we were in India. Rather disappointingly, the view was a … Continue reading

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Career highs and fashion lows (Rousse)

The careers of all my friends were taking off big-time. DT was now a renowned social media expert, NP an internationally acknowledged poet, and JW a retail queen who administered her empire from her babywear shop in Stockbridge. I was … Continue reading

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The forgotten poet (Belle)

Rousse had set the pub quiz question feeling confident that I would know the answer. It was true, I did remember the poet’s brief musical career, his reworking of Gawain and the Green Knight and his northerness. But I just … Continue reading

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