In my latest published book I trace my journey through the last five decades of the 20th century, based on my memories, discussions with others, family documents and the articles I wrote at the time.
I look at family life in the austere post-war years, education in a monastery school and at a brand-new university, training as a journalist on a local paper, the fights for a fairer education and against NHS changes - and a doomed attempt to persuade health professionals to write clearly.
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