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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

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Last Christmas: the 2020 version

Last Christmas I gave you my vote But the very next day you gave my human rights away This year I’m still full of tears As I queue for my chlorinated...
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Smile it Might Never Happen

‘Smile it might never happen.’ Have you said it? Have you heard it? Maybe someone said it to you when ‘it’ had already occurred; A death of a loved...

The politics of Remembrance Day: From #BowGate to #WreathGate (and why remembering isn’t enough)

Yesterday in a series of tweets I wrote: My twitter presence is much bigger than it was a year ago (thank you everyone) and inevitable this means I...

I think there is a man....

I think there is a man (I say man because of the size of the dirty socks I found) sleeping in my shed. I say my, it's actually shared by the three...

Lost for Words

My opportunity for speech shrinks when Emily dies. She was always more outspoken, more gregarious, more interested in others than me, enjoying a good...

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