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A Matter of Choice by Julie Simpson, Dena Michelli

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Georgina’s story

Georgina is a mature woman who was a child during the World War II. She has three grown-up daughters and three grandchildren. She has always been a colourful and distinctive character, with many interests. She is fascinated by philosophy, both modern and ancient, and enjoys exploring the landscape and local legends around her home in Somerset.

This is a story that describes a complex decision, which was made at a time when societal pressures and personal desires sat in opposition to each other. The detail, we feel, is important. This is her story:

I’m just coming up to 82 years old. I trained as a speech therapist when I was young. It was a new profession that was developed just after the war. At that time, it was absolutely ...

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