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In which we meditate on hypochondria, my father’s cancer and my family’s gene pool – and take a quick look at Three Men in a Boat.

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Are We Nearly There Yet?

Are We Nearly There Yet? A review of Ben Hatch’s stories searching for family-friendly British holidays, and an account of the death of his father.

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Bad timing (1938)

Bad timing (1938) Poem retelling a family story about my father and his father. Dad ran away from home to enlist in the army just in time for World War Two.