Monthly Archives: July 2011

Local paper features Gwenda and Pat’s forgotten hospital

In a part of Redhill, Surrey, that is now a housing estate once stood a leprosy hospital called Jordan. Gwenda and Pat worked there in 1956 and 1957 during placements from London’s Hospital for Tropical Diseases. It is mentioned briefly … Continue reading

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Michael McIntyre saves the day

A few weeks ago Gwenda and I met Sarah Shrubb, editorial director of Hachette Digital, at a London studio to record an interview between us and my editor, Hannah Boursnell, which will be an extra feature on the audio book … Continue reading

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A surprise phone call

A couple of days ago the phone rang and it was Sir Leonard Fenwick, chief executive of the Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals Trust. I’d sent him a copy of the book a few weeks earlier as it contains lots of … Continue reading

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After publication … the hardest work of all!

One of the things you don’t know (and it’s probably better that way!) is that the hard work really starts when your book is published. At least that has been the case for me with Bedpans & Bobby Socks. I’m … Continue reading

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Birthday party reunion for three of the crew

My family and I travelled up to the north east recently for my dad’s 80th birthday. My mother had booked the beautiful retreat house, Shepherds Dene, in Riding Mill, Northumberland, for the weekend. Amongst the many guests were two of … Continue reading

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