Monthly Archives: April 2012

No More Letters

  A lifetime of soggy letters is strewn all over floor, curled corners, seeping ink, kisses and best wishes from the past.  I can see my late grandfather’s long sloping writing on paper he cut to size so as not … Continue reading

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I Am Josef Vissarionovich

Chapter One The patient was crouched on his bed, rickety knees to his hollow chest, black eyes staring towards the small barred window, out to the pale grey sky. It was snowing in relentless wet streaks, but the room where … Continue reading

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Posh Woman With Black Lab

You might think you’re unique, but anyone can pigeon-hole you in two seconds. A posh blonde woman with a labrador. That’s me. Share I was on the train from London to Glasgow the other day. I came over from Italy … Continue reading

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Two Letters From My Father

THE CHILDREN DIDNT KILL THEMSELVES – THEY WERE FORCED TO DRINK THE HORRID POISON 27Share My mother is moving house and she found all these letters. Some I have read since and included in my book about my dad, published … Continue reading

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Letting Go Of The Moon

Driving through France last week, my children were watching Despicable Me on my laptop in the back of the car.  At one point the anti-hero is trying to steal the moon and still make it back in time for his … Continue reading

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More on The Daily Mail – answering comments

The self-deception involved in the Mailification of features pages is like some brilliant piece of Soviet satire 64Share We Know It and They Know It – It’s The Emperor’s New Clothes (A quick response to all your comments and messages … Continue reading

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Writing for The Daily Mail

Anyone who has ever written a feature for the Daily Mail knows what it feels like. You only have to read the features pages to understand that something strange is going on – lots of first person pieces all written … Continue reading

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