I have a young cousin who doesn’t like reading. She’ll open a book and read it to you, but after a minute you realise she’s making the story up or telling it from memory. 852 more words
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I’ve been a member of Glasgow Women’s Library pretty much for as long as I’ve been in Glasgow. Over that nine and a half years, I’ve endured the most brain crushing boredom of being paradoxically unemployed whilst in a full-job; sobbed with the grief of a failed relationship and skipped through the butterfly tingles of a new one; wept at the difficulties of breast-feeding; had half a dozen different hair cuts/ hair colours/ glasses; delighted in the neighbourliness of our street; shed tears at the school gates on the first day of primary one and tried a plethora of different diet regimes but largely stayed the same size. 718 more words
First published in March 2012.
Sue Townsend is most well known for writing the series of Adrian Mole diaries, and is widely regarded as Britain’s ‘favourite comic writer’. 740 more words