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Coconut Kit Kat no consolation for crime (Belle)

I had to admit it.  I looked fabulous in this yellow dress.  Although I was working as a teacher in 1940s New York, I also acted as unofficial assistant to my private detective boyfriend.  A good wardrobe was essential. I … Continue reading

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When dream evidence is inadmissible (Rousse)

Suddenly my father leapt from the driver’s seat and climbed into the back next to me, leaving the car to hurtle towards the steep sides of the mountain tunnel. With great effort I leant over, managed to grasp the wheel, … Continue reading

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Late for a placement visit in Kilkenny (Rousse)

My first placement visit in the Republic of Ireland was in Kilkenny so I took the opportunity to call in on the G family in Thomastown. There I found BG mid-morning sitting in bed in a pink nylon nightie reading … Continue reading

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Birmingham University confessions, a career with moleskin trousers, and underwater cycle kayaking (Rousse)

SB kicked off the Birmingham University French department reunion by suggesting that we read the “confessions” from last time. She actually meant the comments on the 2006 evaluation sheets, which she passed around the table. Personally I would have preferred … Continue reading

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Tom McNair’s coffee morning werewolf competition (Rousse)

When TPR appeared covered in mud and twigs I assumed that he must have travelled to the coffee morning by the underground tunnel. Then I noticed that Tom McNair was sitting next to my sister J at the table. Was … Continue reading

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Vincent Price, gun play and spaghetti hoops (Belle)

Desperate to impress, I told the man that my friends were living in Vincent Price’s cinema. I promised to take him there even though I knew I couldn’t navigate my way through the labyrinthine corridors and tunnels. It was obvious … Continue reading

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Rousse abandoned at breakfast, and a new business idea

I’d never heard of “costering” until I lost TPR to a guest house owner on the Isle of Lewis. The islanders had adopted this process of shearing seed from long grass stalks as their favourite outdoor hobby. My husband was … Continue reading

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