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Gayle Letherby

I am a writer in various ways. I am a sociologist who publishes mostly in the areas of reproduction and non/parental identity; methodology and travel and transport. I  have been writing fiction and prose for a few years now and draw on my own experience - both personal and academic - in my work. Other inspriations come from the books I enjoy and the news items that make me cross. I've have recently begun to also write short pieces of memoir.

Gayle Letherby

My stories


Hair Today

Hair today. Hopefully not gone tomorrow. Crowning glory, luscious locks, Rapunzel’s saviour, Samson’s downfall. To cut, colour, curl and comb, to...

Traces of us

Yesterday I spent the afternoon at a memorial event for a friend and colleague who died during the first lockdown in 2020. The memorial was attended...

Further Reflections on 'Being Alone'

I’ve become more and more interested recently in thinking and writing about solitude, about being and spending time alone and about the relationship...

Gareth's Body

The conversation with the registrar’s assistant leaves Emily shivering, despite the warmth of the day. Throughout the call the insensitive jobsworth...

Monsters and where to find them

Hiding under the bed or inside the wardrobe, Lurking in the dark corners of a mid-night bedroom. Peering over the sofa or peeping through fingers,...


4 of my comments have received 4 Great Feedback votes

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Thanks and 12 things ...

Posted on Sun, 11 Nov 2018

Thanks so much for comments and cherries xxx I'm still working on the 12 things. I want to learn a couple of things, go to a couple of places new to me. I'll keep you informed, as I'm hoping to write up my experience of each one. . . .

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I love this

Posted on Tue, 26 Jun 2018

I love this Di. Glad you took that break! Gayle 

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Posted in a break from hoovering

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Brilliant Ewan. Reminds me of

Posted on Mon, 15 Jan 2018

Brilliant Ewan. Reminds me of Dick Gaughan's 'The Diggers'. Gayle

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Posted in Gods And Men