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Driving lessons

July 2, 2011


‘The maternal health nurse tells you all about nappies and nipples and bottles but doesn’t mention that one day you’ll be checking the extra rear-view mirror not just for cars looming behind you but for a future about to overtake you.’ The Big Issue has just published ‘Driving lessons’, a story about driving and family […]

My father’s bicycle

November 10, 2010


In July 2010, at the time of the Tour de France, The Big Issue published My Father’s Bicycle. had published a shorter version of the story  a few years back but the re-write benefited, not surprisingly, from  talking to some of my father’s mates. Here’s an excerpt from The Big Issue version of the […]