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Old 09-11-2011, 17:42   #181
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Can't all be as well groomed as Valerie Singleton.

Thought myself, quite a smart looking young chap.

Footballer John Fashnu and his brother (I think he was a twin) were adopted and one committed suicide apparently! Kate Aidy was too!
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Old 09-11-2011, 18:10   #182
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Footballer John Fashnu and his brother (I think he was a twin) were adopted and one committed suicide apparently! Kate Aidy was too!
I don't think St. Kate of the Battlefields would ever class herself as a style icon, and nor should she. She was first and foremost a reporter. A very good one.

She might dust off her combat jacket, spit on her hand, and try and flatten her hair, before giving a live report from some God forsaken war zone.

But that's about it.
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Old 09-11-2011, 18:59   #183
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I don't think St. Kate of the Battlefields would ever class herself as a style icon, and nor should she. She was first and foremost a reporter. A very good one.

She might dust off her combat jacket, spit on her hand, and try and flatten her hair, before giving a live report from some God forsaken war zone.

But that's about it.
Ya if your booking into a hotel and Kate Adie and Angela Lansbury are ahead in the queue, check into another hotel
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Old 16-03-2012, 07:17   #184
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if anyone is after any of Jeanettes books we have a few in the secondhand bookshop i'm working in, we don't have 'oranges are not the only fruit' anymore because i bought it yesterday but if anyone wants to borrow it then they can
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Old 17-03-2012, 00:17   #185
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if anyone is after any of Jeanettes books we have a few in the secondhand bookshop i'm working in, we don't have 'oranges are not the only fruit' anymore because i bought it yesterday but if anyone wants to borrow it then they can

I would think if they nipped down the library they could also borrow a copy!
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Old 17-03-2012, 08:32   #186
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SOME people like to OWN a book, this may be an alien concept to you seen as your mind is so mashed by all the drugs you take
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Old 04-09-2012, 10:40   #187
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A lady has been in touch from BBC3 doing research for a documentary about Jeanette Winterson. She is after knowing if anyone has any knowedge of the family when they lived in Water Street, and if there are any old fashioned 2 up 2 down houses left in Accrington area where they could do some filming (the more original features it has the better).

If anyone could help in any way, if they would like to pm me, and I will give you the contact details.

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Old 04-09-2012, 10:56   #188
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SOME people like to OWN a book, this may be an alien concept to you seen as your mind is so mashed by all the drugs you take
I haven't taken that many drugs. I do have a large book collection.
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Old 04-09-2012, 11:47   #189
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i noticed at work this morning that we also have 'sexing the cherry' in (another JW book)
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Old 04-09-2012, 12:47   #190
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A lady has been in touch from BBC3 doing research for a documentary about Jeanette Winterson. She is after knowing if anyone has any knowedge of the family when they lived in Water Street, and if there are any old fashioned 2 up 2 down houses left in Accrington area where they could do some filming (the more original features it has the better).

If anyone could help in any way, if they would like to pm me, and I will give you the contact details.

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So did anyone know Jeanette well back in the 70's?
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Old 05-09-2012, 15:28   #191
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My sister was in the same class at Accrington Girls High School. I gave her Jeanette's " Why be happy when you could be normal" to read. She said "well she was always a bit wierd at school" *chuckle*
Incidentally her latest book a fictionalised account of the Pendle Witches " The Daylight Gate" is a good read. Dark days over England.
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My sister was in the same class at Accrington Girls High School. I gave her Jeanette's " Why be happy when you could be normal" to read. She said "well she was always a bit wierd at school" *chuckle*
Incidentally her latest book a fictionalised account of the Pendle Witches " The Daylight Gate" is a good read. Dark days over England.
might just look that up, see if i can get it on "digikal"
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Old 05-09-2012, 15:34   #193
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The Daylight Gate (eBook) by Jeanette Winterson 9781446492321 | WHSmith.co.uk
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Old 05-09-2012, 21:56   #194
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When I was working on the Cornish lesbian farm, no one knew her.

Which is suprising, as it's a very tight group of women.
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Old 06-09-2012, 00:07   #195
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When I was working on the Cornish lesbian farm, no one knew her.

Which is suprising, as it's a very tight group of women.
Are you joking (again!)

She was often seen walking up the bowling green and coppice with her yorkshire terrier before she became a literary genius.
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