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Lancastrian census records help trace a family line (Rousse)

While half my PhD students were busy writing up thesis chapters, the others – who claimed that their work was ahead of schedule – were taking a break from their studies. They amused themselves by tracing the maternal line of … Continue reading

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Surprises in the snow (Rousse)

It was snowing – and I was clod in socks and sandals. My companion PM was worse off with bare feet. We sat in the square planning our next move. It was early evening and PM needed to be in … Continue reading

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A work affair avoided (Rousse)

A dip into time travel should have reminded my boyfriend of how he had changed over the past couple of years. To see him laughing and joking with his old colleagues only emphasised the dramatic shift in his personality. When … Continue reading

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Bold in boots and bra under tight-fit trouser suit (Rousse)

I didn’t want to join the party too early so I took my time over my choice of outfit. My sister J walked into the room just as I was putting on a pale blue tight-fit cotton trouser suit with … Continue reading

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An ousted father and an ice cream (Rousse)

We found the children dredging the canal in their back garden. Their mother was nowhere to be seen, apparently at work. When they fell silent we looked up and saw their father at the gate. ‘We are not allowed to … Continue reading

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Mike told to take a hike (Rousse)

We were encouraged to work with external partners so I was pleased to have struck up a relationship with Mike. When he said that he had an urgent contract for me I grabbed my handbag, pulled on my coat, and … Continue reading

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Child criminal caught red-handed at Paris airport (Rousse)

We had just landed in Paris on a flight from Copenhagen when I noticed that my red rucksack had gone missing. Then I saw it, in the hands of a small French girl. I knew that it was mine because … Continue reading

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