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A hundred in Haltwhistle (Rousse)

RB planned to celebrate her 100th birthday with a pool party in Haltwhistle, the UK’s outdoor swimming capital. Everyone would be there, including EA from Hexham, and DE of Rhyl. On the day, I arrived wearing a long silky dress … Continue reading

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A name change to Simon (Rousse)

‘And this is Simon’, I announced, as the others took their seats at the table for a cheese feast. JG looked a little puzzled. Why had I rechristened him? I had no idea myself! Nevertheless he went along with his … Continue reading

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Dead grandmother joins Rousse on an uncomfortable trip to Ireland (Rousse)

It was a long journey to Ireland by sea and coach. My poor Granny H, dressed in her usual uniform of camel, smiled the whole way, but in my heart I knew that she was not enjoying herself – especially … Continue reading

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The shame of Jonathan Ross’ brother’s criminal career (Rousse)

My sister J was a criminal mastermind. Her two children served as the key members of her gang. My mentor – who would eventually become my partner provided that I proved myself – was one of Jonathan Ross’ brothers (although … Continue reading

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