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Views & Reviews From the frontline

Belated Homemaker Day greetings

BMJ 2007; 334 doi: (Published 22 March 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;334:640
  1. Des Spence, general practitioner, Glasgow (

    My mum is a failure—she doesn't even have a degree! She will never be a professor of medicine or prime minister, and a Nobel prize doesn't prop up her bed. The closest she's been to a glass ceiling is banging her head in her windswept greenhouse. Power dressing means a clean smock and cords. She carves soapstone into animals and sells them to pale Londoners who see Orkney as an “organic” hideaway. They “smile” at her—she “smiles” at them.

    Mother's Day saw the usual run on …

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