Box Ticking

Some people would call Pauline an illegal immigrant.  It’s true that she has no immigration status, no legal right to be in the UK, so I suppose she ticks that box.  However, I very much doubt that when most people spit out the term “illegal immigrant” that they are thinking of someone like Pauline. A…

In Memoriam

“Don’t forget me, Bethan,” she said as the conversation drew to a close, “Don’t you forget me”.“I’m not going to forget you, Claudette”, I replied, smiling wryly. If we were speaking on the phone I might also roll my eyes in exaggerated exasperation. The conversations with Claudette always ended like this. She’d tell me what…

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