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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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A Week in Coverack

I am in the middle of a week spent in Coverack, a small fishing village on the Lizard Peninsula, in Cornwall. Seven nights and days is by far the...

Perils and Privileges

Jack doesn't look back as he leaves the prison. It’s a warm September morning and he strolls to the bus stop, his hands in his pockets. Kerra had...

Sing a Song of Fifty Quid

Sing a song of fifty quid, a pocket full of poo (as in manure), Four and twenty mushrooms, enough to make a stew. On top of every other job the maid...

'Shoulder to Shoulder'

February 6 th 1918 My dear diary What excitement. Today about 8.5 million of us were enfranchised, 40 per cent of us that is. Although all men over...

Postcards on the edge

28 th January 2018, 5pm Dear I I’m here safe and sound. I can’t recall the last time I wrote or received an actual paper-based postcard. Remember...