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How Did I Get Here from There? By Claire Rayner

How Did I Get Here from There? by Claire Rayner

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A lifetime's passion for proper medical care for all has made Claire Rayner one of Britain's most important and successful campaigners, yet it is as an advice columnist that she is perhaps best known. In this biography, she reveals her childhood, early nursing career and more recent achievements.

How Did I Get Here from There? Summary

How Did I Get Here from There? by Claire Rayner

It is no secret that happiness was spread a little thinly in Claire Rayner's far from easy childhood. Born in Stepney, East London, in the early 30s during the Depression, she was evacuated during the war. Choosing nursing as a career, she lied about her age in order to enrol as a cadet in the Epsom Cottage Hospital in Surrey, after which she studied at the Royal Northern, winning their gold medal for achievement. Thus began a lifetime's passion for proper medical care for all, a passion that has made Rayner one of Britain's most important and successful campaigners. She is a patron of more than 60 social and charitable organisations, but it is as advice columnist extraordionaire that she is most famous. A career that began in 1963, a job for "Hers" magazine was followed by columns in "The Sun" and later "The Sunday Mirror". At one point Rayner was receiving 1000 letters a week. Working from home, with six secretaries, she read every single letter that came to her.

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'She soothes the hurt and harries the hurtful with equal vigour' THE TIMES

About Claire Rayner

Claire Rayner, OBE, writer, broadcaster and social campaigner has been married for forty-five years to actor and artist Desmond Rayner. They have three children and live in north London.

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GOR011233147
9781860499999
1860499996
How Did I Get Here from There? by Claire Rayner
Used - Like New
Hardback
Little, Brown Book Group
2003-03-06
448
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The book has been read, but looks new. The book cover has no visible wear, and the dust jacket is included if applicable. No missing or damaged pages, no tears, possible very minimal creasing, no underlining or highlighting of text, and no writing in the margins

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