Tag Archives: rescue

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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Race to rescue earthquake victim in northern Russia (Rousse)

When the earthquake struck in the Russian far north TPR was standing directly on the fault line above a seam of white marble. He fell several thousand feet into the enormous crevice. I was sure that I would never see … Continue reading

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Contini kidnap (Rousse)

We were all (including toddler JJ) squeezed around a big square table in Contini George Street, Edinburgh when a huge red-headed man in a kilt marched into the restaurant. He looked like an extra from Outlander. Most of us supposed … Continue reading

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Hostage clings to novel entertainment at end of ordeal (Rousse)

By posting messages about a conference that did not exist, FR arranged my rescue from kidnap by an American gang. While I waited for my formal release, I begged my captors not to take away the two novels in bag … Continue reading

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A rescue from classroom chaos (Rousse)

The classroom was in chaos. Bowls of soup dropped down from the ceiling. My ex-colleague KB had prepared far too much for a one-hour class, and I was unconvinced that colouring-in was an appropriate undergraduate activity. JM came to the … Continue reading

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An incontinent labradoodle (Rousse)

My school friend JC invited my fellow undergraduate CP to visit from France to celebrate her 50th birthday. I wondered what CP would make of the two rescue dogs – in particular the incontinent labradoodle.

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Apprentice Russian oligarch drug dealer caught red-handed outside St Pancras hotel (Rousse)

My big, burly boyfriend was a chip off the diamond that was his gangster father. I adored him because he was always there for me, keeping me safe from harm. In the past he had appeared from nowhere to recover … Continue reading

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