2106“These words were said to me by my daughter Eleanor,” our subject Mark Richards says in his audio clip. “I was in a clothes shop and held up what I considered to be a particularly fine shirt. ‘What do you think to this, darling?’ I said to her. This was her response.
“That was my introduction to the world of a teenage girl. She was about 13 at the time. It was an introduction to hormones, to slamming doors, a few tantrums. She’s now 17, she’s doing her big exams and in about three or four months she’ll be off to university. Darling, if you read this, know that I love you very much and I will miss you like mad.”