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Those of you who read Heaven Knows may remember Julia Phillips Ruop who became seriously ill in the 1930’s and needed urgent thyroid surgery. In those far-off days, only a local anaesthetic was available for most operations, and during her surgery the doctors had to keep Julia talking and singing so they could locate her …

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Heavenly Tantrums

Hands up those who would rather be alive than dead. Everyone! But wait. There are a few in the back row who didn’t raise their hands. Why not? Ah! That’s because they’ve already been there! Let’s indulge in a little time-travel so we can talk to them. First, we’ll head back to the 1950’s and …

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