Notes from the Auvergne: women, work and parenting

Notes from the Auvergne: women, work and parenting

After recently reading Carolyn Lazarus’ article in The Daily Mail, it made me reflect about various things surrounding women, work and parenting. When I got married back in 1998 we both had, what I would call, decent jobs. I didn’t have the same high flying career as Carolyn, but whilst mine was office-based, my husbands’ required frequent […]

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From premières to prisons

From premières to prisons

How the rewards of volunteering make up for moving from the “A-list” to no list at all. I started my career as an actress. My more memorable moments in the spotlight were as the body double for Elizabeth Taylor (personally chosen by her, perhaps because of my big boobs?) and various scantily clothed cameo appearances […]

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Hope: a true story (part 3)

Hope: a true story (part 3)

The true story of a woman’s lifelong search for her mother told by G J Marshall on behalf of a friend But this was to no avail – they had lost it. No surprise there, but plenty of disappointment. Once again, my past disappeared into a gaping black hole, sucking into itself anything that may […]

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Hope: a true story (part 2)

Hope: a true story (part 2)

The true story of a woman’s lifelong search for her mother Told by G J Marshall on behalf of a friend We sat at her worn but clean sitting-room where framed photographs vied for space with little ornaments. A nest of tables with a lace doily crouched between us. Pushing a plate of chocolate digestives […]

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Hope: a true story (part 1)

Hope: a true story (part 1)

The true story of a woman’s lifelong search for her mother Told by G J Marshall on behalf of a friend I’m Emma Jean and if it wasn’t for the four year old girl out for a walk with her dad I would have died. It’s that simple. It was March 28th 1971, I was […]

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