Memoir

I am in the process of writing a memoir of my mother, Iris Radcliffe Smyth, and her life and times.

Born in Belfast in the 1920’s my mother’s life involves her teenage years throughout World War 2, working class life and council housing in the 1950’s, her own personal style, her involvement in  Feminism, Art and Humanism, and the suffering caused by Dementia and Alzheimer’s at the end of her life. The excerpt shown below covers the strangeness and difficulties caused by these conditions.

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                                                                                                                  Artwork by my Mother, Iris Radcliffe Smyth

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