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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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Fracas at conference dinner (Rousse)

As I eavesdropped on the conference conversation at the top table I could sense PB’s increasing frustration at the ignorant pronouncements of the American. ‘What’s the main message of your keynote anyway?’ the American drawled. ‘There’s little point in trying … Continue reading

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A superhero in a silk top (Rousse)

The knife sliced through DT’s blue and black silk top and into her skin – but I knew that she would survive because we’d been through this before. Cowering on the bed in the corner, I predicted correctly DT would … Continue reading

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Rousse gets stuck on the ceiling

We dropped the habit of recent years of spending New Year’s Eve in Edinburgh. Instead we travelled south to celebrate with A, C, N and S. S told us that we would be having “something called boeuf bourguignon” for dinner. … Continue reading

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Preparations for a stag party in Dublin (Rousse)

I was honoured to have been invited to JG’s stag party in Dublin, along with KA (how did she know JG?), and AG. I congratulated the latter on her weight loss and enduring beauty. I had to tidy my office … Continue reading

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British Airways bribes staff in bid to avert strike action (Rousse)

I was a fully-qualified flight attendant, and an experienced member of the British Airways cabin crew. Admittedly my “experience” was limited to helping on one domestic UK flight soon after I completed my training. However, I still counted as a … Continue reading

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