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April 1, 2010
My childhood memories are quite sketchy and it's impressions rather than memories that have left their mark. Growing up in a middle class English home meant that appearances were everything. I dont' remember specifics, but I remember feeling restricted. Being a lady was exceptionally important and I was taught to sit, walk and talk properly at a very early age.  Apparently, I was eloquent even as a small child and was the perfect little lady. They smiled indulgently and I was their trophy. If they had only known how I longed to be carefree.