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Helen Bailey

In these days after the sentencing of Helen Bailey’s murderer, we’ve learned how a dangerous predator has targeted a writer at a time when she was vulnerable. As Deborah Orr points out in the Guardian, elements of the press have … Continue reading

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I’ll not be home for Christmas (again)

The first post I’ve ever repeated in this blog, but rather fitting. The empty chair at the dinner table That great pre-Christmas schlep out of London now behind us, I’m happily ensconced in the guest room overlooking the village green. … Continue reading

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I’ll not be home for Christmas

The empty chair at the dinner table That great pre-Christmas schlep out of London now behind us, I’m happily ensconced in the guest room overlooking the village green. It’s become a new normal – the food, the drink, the family … Continue reading

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No-one’s immortal

Five lessons Jenny’s sudden death taught me Strange how water cooler conversations can set off a chain of thought. Earlier this year when former Apprentice star Stuart Baggs died suddenly, all the talk at work was about the ‘27 Club’. This … Continue reading

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Don’t play that song again!

Choose that piece of music very carefully For those of you landing on this page expecting to read a post about Nicki French and the UK’s doomed entry for the Y2K Eurovision Song Contest, sorry to disappoint you. Admittedly written … Continue reading

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The scorched watch

A grim addition to an already gruelling day Most of us only rarely ever stumble into someone else’s intensely emotional moments in the course of our working lives. Not so for those in a few notable professions including doctors, fire … Continue reading

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Time to share our story

My disabled twin sister died in a fire Putting this into the public domain isn’t easy. It concerns a traumatic event of half a lifetime ago, and a close connection ruptured. It’s not something I’ve talked about with many people. … Continue reading

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