When I was six, my grandmother Eunice promised me that one day I would look just like the slender, balletic china figurine she kept in her special cabinet in the living-room. When I was 18, she gave me the figurine, which now lives in our spare room.

I wrote about this for a special series in The Guardian on “the gift I’ll never forget”.

You can read the full article here.


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Read the full article on The Guardian website.