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Entire Georgian terrace destroyed by fire (Rousse)

When we returned from our early morning run we noticed smoke leaking through the main door of number 15. We took no action. Two hours later the fire had spread along the street and firefighters were banging on every door. … Continue reading

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Sister spies (Rousse)

My sister decided to get a job. First, however, she’d need some experience for her CV. How would I feel if she volunteered as my assistant over the summer? I agreed to take her on – so long as I … Continue reading

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Monster tuna fish washed up in massive Hebridean tidal wave (Rousse)

My sister JMH and I shared a small double bed in a tiny hotel room positioned high above an Outer Hebridean bay. Others, including my old school friend HP, used our room as a thoroughfare. One morning when we looked … Continue reading

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Novelist’s life work loss blamed on clumsy husband (Rousse)

I’d been complaining of TPR’s clumsiness for some time. Now he had managed to let a desktop PC, all the back-up disks for my novel-in-progress, and an old fashioned brick mobile telephone, fall from a third floor window and through … Continue reading

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Lodger lover’s identity uncovered (Rousse)

We were staying at the flat that my cousins S and L had recently bought in London. It was not ideal. The layout was such that only one bedroom had direct access to the bathroom. So if you were sleeping … Continue reading

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A silly strop beneath the Smiths (Rousse)

X sat at his desk beneath the Smiths poster. Every time that a gust of wind blew outdoors the poster billowed. I suggested that the windows be closed. It was winter after all. All this time I had thought that … Continue reading

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Too few cables and an ancient operating system (Rousse)

I was happy to share an office with GW, but we really needed to do something about the IT facilities in our new room. We didn’t have enough cables to provide power to all our computer monitors, and those few … Continue reading

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