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My debut book The Grace of a Nightingale is available to buy worldwide in Hardback, Paperback and Kindle.

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A Princess, a Nurse and a Red Balloon
A Princess, a Nurse and a Red Balloon

A Princess, a Nurse and a Red Balloon This year would have been Princess Diana’s sixtieth birthday. I met her briefly. This is a story of the indelible memories of that day preserved by the power of the liminal space between beauty and pain. While time can erase events from our memory, this is a

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Lesley Young – Selected Poems #16
Lesley Young – Selected Poems #16

Wedding Haiku Share each other’s lives In many ways. Go gently, Special friends always.   Lesley Young – Writer and Poet Lesley specialises in helping senior managers in the NHS and not for profit sectors to cope with the challenges they face in bringing about sustainable change.  She has also run her own organisational consultancy business since

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Lesley Young – Selected Poems #15
Lesley Young – Selected Poems #15

Identity Crisis She was looking for herself In all the usual places Seeking a connection But finding just blank spaces She’d tried the church and dancing class And some unusual places Chasing her identity But tripping on her laces She’s been to Paris, and to Rome And more exotic places But sadly, much to her

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Lesley Young – Selected Poems #14
Lesley Young – Selected Poems #14

On Becoming a University Lecturer I imagined this place would be grand With spires, and Eminent professors with spectacles And flowing gowns, Renowned For their eccentricity and wisdom I imagined this place would be old With wooden panelled walls, and Long quiet corridors Cold, dusty libraries And ancient theories For students to expound I imagined

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