Monthly Archives: August 2008

The kindness of strangers

I must just put this down before I forget because it’s a story of kindness, of which I think more should be reported. And I also wanted to say ‘thank you’ to this unknown person, who was so kind to me, especially. Last week I was on the underground with my nose in a fascinating […]

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The trouble with headscarves

Linking the words ‘trouble’ and ‘headscarves’ suggests a current issue which is religion related and has caused fierce debate. Well, that is what most people might think of, reading the title. However, in London in the early 1970s, everyone was aware of the ‘Sloane Ranger’ – young and not-so-young smartly dressed women, denizens of Peter […]

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