Last year, I started to write a memoir, a book about my own unusual path in life. From the contradiction of my birth, simultaneously overlapping my near death, to living with childhood rejection, to being thrown out of pubs and clubs as a teenager for perceived drunkenness, only to discover I startlingly had a liver full of tumours, to surviving life threatening open surgery, to learning to walk again, to using the lavatory independently and then to rebuilding a cottage with blood, sweat and a lot of tears. To all of that and to go on and unexpectedly meet the man of my dreams, to becoming a wife and later a mother and there’s much more. When I give readings or do signings in the future, people will probably ask me, no doubt with a curiosity that will seem a little horrified, what my children are going to think when they read my book. Because some of it is going to sting, I’m sure, and some of it is going to present their own life story quite differently from how they have understood it. And then there’s the embarrassing sex bits – God, Mum, how could you? But after that has died down, and perhaps even after I am gone, I dare to dream that it might be incredible to hold something in their hands explaining that life is complicated, there are no true to life manuals but that they are all so deeply and desperately loved.
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