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My Mother’s Diaries

Photo courtesy of Archivist magazine. When my mother died in 2004, three months after my father, I was convinced they’d hatched a plot to disappear on yet another unaffordable fancy cruise. In their 57 years together, they’d never spent more … Continue reading

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Things I’ve Learnt – Breast Cancer Part 14

With Sarah Maxwell, personal trainer and the woman who gave me back my body. Thanks to Finca Buenvino for the location. Photo: Georgia Read-Cutting   In no particular order… 1. Don’t put your Aloe Vera in the ‘fridge unless you’re … Continue reading

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Cancer is Caused by Anger – Breast Cancer Part 5

Twice in the last week I have been told by friends that cancer is caused by anger, i.e it’s my fault. Sod genetics and smoking, it’s the hissy fits that have brought me down. I am angry that I’ve got … Continue reading

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Breast is Best- Breast Cancer Part 2

The thing about breasts, my breasts, is that I associate them with my kids. Not sex. I never had tits until I was 16. I remember a projection evening in Basingstoke, circa 1966. An image from me on a beach … Continue reading

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Tits – Breast Cancer Part 1

photo: Helmut Newton I love my tits. I really do. They have fed three children and amused men. My nipples are enormous. I blame my mother. I was mortified when the obstetrician at Hammersmith, when pregnant with Jamie Matthew George … Continue reading

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The beginning of my novel

It’s two years since my Misery Memoir blogs but before I throw that slice of my life into the greasy pizza box of discarded crusts and start sharing all the new stuff, here’s the unpublished beginning of my novel, written … Continue reading

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A Personal Perspective on Bereavement

This is the talk I delivered today, 8 July 2011, at The 7th Annual Barts And The London NHS Trust Bereavement Conference. Thank you to everyone. Hi, my name is Elaine Kingett and I am a widow. Now, let’s be honest. … Continue reading

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