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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

'Please Miss...'

Lunchtime arrives. The children file into the canteen. The head dinner lady and her crew are lined up behind the day’s offerings and are soon busy...

White Rabbits

Although the origin of the phrase is unknown – it can be dated to at least very early in the 20 th Century – and the exact superstition varies boldly...

Sweet Surprises

‘All women like cake, don’t they?’ Andy says confidently, opening the box. ‘Yes, yes, thank you Andy, very thoughtful of you. I’m sure everyone will...

The Back Bedroom

The estate is completed in April 1957. The eight residential roads are built around a church, a row of newly completed shops (soon to be occupied by...

The Journey Home

Unsurprisingly she has to stand for the beginning of the journey. With a five hour plus trip in front of her and a little ahead of her expected...