All posts by Alex Jury

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The Well of Loneliness

I was flattered at first; having had no children of my own, it was rather thrilling when my nephew got in contact after all those years. One worries when deciding not to have children that the twilight years might be spent abandoned in a well

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The Incredible Pedantry of Winston Radclyffe

Winston Radclyffe suffered from a terrible affliction of correctness and propriety. Whilst he enjoyed employing great censure of the behaviour and morals (or lack thereof) of his fellow human beings, this explosion of pedantry more commonly manifested itself in an almost morbid obsession with punctuation.

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You Really Shouldn’t Have

I’d always prided myself on being quite the domestic goddess. I’m very proud of my family, particularly my boys who’ve grown into such lovely, creditable young men. I haven’t worked since the days when I was Robert’s secretary and as soon as we got engaged

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Carol Vorderman Saved My Life

I was never a big fan of moving. I always much preferred to stay put, preferably with a can in front of the telly, as shown here. That’s my boyfriend’s foot you can see in the corner of the shot there; he was just as

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The Final Resting Place of Bulloo McGraw

The cemetery was set just outside the town on a large plot of land that formerly belonged to a rather grand house, now decaying at the far end of it.  It still had a pretty rose garden attached and you could get a very good

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A Few of My Favourite Things

The problem with me is that if I see something, I have to have it and I won’t rest until I do. It’s gone through the roof lately though, ever since I inherited the house.  The place is much bigger than I’d realised – I’d