Jenny writes: Outside the hospital a young man with both legs amputated at the knee sits in a wheelchair, smoking. He’s attached to an IV stand and drip bag which teeter behind him like a distracted girlfriend. Next to him
Monday, 17 September 2012
Tuesday, 11 September 2012
The scene: a well appointed front room in Ramsbottom.
Cast: ladies of the "Lower Rossendale Valley Mums' book group". Names have been changed.
Bella writes: I'm apprehensive about book group this month. We're 'doing' 50 Shades of Grey, and I don't know how to talk to six other middle class mums about what is essentially a one-handed read. All we have in common is that we live locally and have children. Our hostess Faye's lounge is already packed when I arrive. Eleven women are squished onto every seating space in the room: the biggest turn out ever. My worst fears are confirmed when Faye reads out some questions for reading groups that she has downloaded from the Internet.