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Loneliness, Single Parenthood and Alcohol By Lucy Rocca


Valentine’s Day 2003 was not, for me, awash with romantic gestures. The previous day I had fallen awkwardly down the stairs and broken my foot (the same break as David Beckham had recently suffered, the radiographer had excitedly informed me in the h...

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