If I have any strength as a writer it's putting down on paper the way women talk when there are no men around. Outraged at the treatment of women in rape trials, I wanted to address this issue.
Trying to protect a child with special needs from being bullied is like trying to stop ice melting in the desert. There were calls to the school, meetings, promises of closer scrutiny in the playground. But basically, when it comes to defeating bullying - particularly when your child is an obvious target - a parent might as well be standing up to Voldermort with a butter knife.
Over several decades I've found that identifying ourselves in terms of such spiritual qualities can be liberating. It can loosen the grip of the conviction life is primarily shaped by material factors and bring out a sense of health, rather than sickness, being the divine default.
Kathy Lette and many other commentators, websites and Facebook pages seem mainly to be concentrating upon autistic children and young people.
Thomas Keneally is still puzzled by the fervent way in which he is embraced by British readers and critics.
What to wear when meeting the Queen? It's a question that must have caused hours of angst and sleepless night's for aristocracy