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WHAT IF AND WHY? Jeremy Hoare interviews Christine Osborne, former nurse and author of TRAVELS WITH MY HAT- a lifetime on the road – with 78 photos and 7 maps.

 1  Why did you quit nursing? NURSING IS NOT REALLY WHAT ONE MIGHT CALL A HAPPY PROFESSION. YOU ARE DEALING WITH SICK PEOPLE.  AND I DID NOT LIKE THE DISCIPLINE. OBVIOUSLY IT WAS ESSENTIAL, BUT THERE WAS CONSIDERABLE BULLYING BY … Continue reading

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Female Genital Mutilation: anything to keep a man

On a visit to Djibouti (Horn of Africa) in 1965, I came upon a report on female genital mutilation prepared by a French doctor attached to the Foreign Legion. It described the hideous practices perpetrated on young Somali girls by their female … Continue reading

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