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I think the first time I heard about suffragettes was when I was nine and went to see Mary Poppins at a cinema in Leeds.  In the story (you all know the story, right? Based on PJ Travers’ book of the same name?) Mrs Banks, the children’s mother, was always gadding off to one Suffrage Union rally or […]


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Ma’am to rhyme with Jam

Guess where I was on Tuesday? Only having tea with the queen! image ©ilfordtown.co.uk  Yeah, baby. I was invited along with a couple of thousand other ‘subjects’ to attend one of her special Garden Parties at Buckingham Palace. I’d love to say I was asked because Her Majesty had read all my books and was a huge fan but […]


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