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Reader held hospital hostage (Rousse)

For a change, the book group members met for Sunday lunch. MH offered her sparse flat as the venue, even though she could not attend herself. JS’s sister took MH’s place, holding her head in her hands whenever death was … Continue reading

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Sofas, snow, and singing on Edinburgh’s Broughton Street (Rousse)

Two new shops opened on Edinburgh’s Broughton Street while we were away on holiday. As an avid reader, I was pleased that one was a book exchange. The other was a posh furniture store full of University of Edinburgh students. … 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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£10 fine for library book ten years overdue (Rousse)

DMcA left the library having confessed that the book that he had just returned was ten years overdue. Now it was my turn to be served. I hastily waved my library card over the machine reader. In doing so I … Continue reading

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A night in the VIP suite at China White (Rousse)

TPR was offered the post of Reader in Computer Science at the University of Edinburgh, even without a PhD. I considered this rather odd, but it was his industry expertise that was sought. In the meantime he had to complete … Continue reading

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Fishy reality TV show combines classification with cuisine (Rousse)

As we wandered along the country lane my impoverished companion was complaining that nobody ever invited her out on a date. Then we heard the noise of a tractor approaching us from behind and pulled into the hedgerow to let … Continue reading

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Rousse’s winning merger marketing plan

I had been invited to participate in a competition to develop marketing materials to publicise the recent merger of two firms. We worked in groups of three. I was partnered with MJ and AC. If only I hadn’t given my … Continue reading

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