Much humour abounds in ‘Waiting in the Wings’, because Mum taught me very early on that without a sense of humour we are just miserable old buggers…

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Waiting in the Wings: A new book by Stevie Turner

Available to pre-order on Amazon HERE

Publication date November 30th 2016

At the grand old age of 92, my mother Dot suddenly starts telling me that she loves me. I am quite dumbstruck at these outbursts of emotion, as she has never mentioned the fact before in all of my 58 years. Over the entire course of my lifetime we have often argued bitterly, and have never really seen eye-to-eye over anything. I squirm with the inner knowledge that she wants me to reply in a similar vein, but try as I might, I cannot.

The guilt I feel at being unable to grant Dot her wish is overwhelming. As Dot’s health deteriorates more towards the final chapters of her life, I take on the role of carer. I find the only way to bring her out of her perpetual…

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