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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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A pointless trip to Aberdeen (Rousse)

TPR tugged me across the motorway – straight into the path of four lanes of speeding traffic. We managed to avoid death at the wheels of vehicles driven by angry fist-shaking drivers. Then we heard the police sirens. Were they … Continue reading

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Activities for a kid advanced for his age (Rousse)

My toddler cousin (grandson of N and J) was very advanced for his age. I held him on my knee as he spoke eloquently of his varied academic interests. He then expressed interest in the family tree and, in particular, … Continue reading

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Settling for less than a six-pack (Rousse)

Long-term bachelor RA decided that it was time he married. He fancied that I would accept a proposal. Since TPR had been abroad for so long, and had more or less forgotten about me, I agreed to a meeting with … Continue reading

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