Peter Leith

About Author
Peter Leith is 89 and describes himself as “half-deaf and half-blind”. But he has never been one to waste a minute and is writing a series of true short stories called Aspects of Ageing.

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Lifestyle

Friends, family and Aunty Maud

Beloved by families in her vibrant court, Maud's life journey took an all-too-familiar turn.

Community

The glory box - a lost tradition?

Remember the glory box? Definitely not trousseau, as Peter Leith was promptly told.

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Murder in the suburbs

As the 'killers' move in and the limbs fall, Peter Leith watches on in horror.

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When I am dying …

No long, lingering bedside hand-holding for me, writes Peter Leith.

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When conversations become a competition

'Listen' and 'wait your turn' were the order of the day when Peter Leith was a boy.

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In Florence’s footsteps – the women who are lighting up lives

Columnist Peter Leith has had an enlightening experience and his spirits are soaring.

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Supermarket encounter that made the day

Sometimes the simplest of 'conversations' can gladden the heart.

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Speaking up for the disappearing art of listening

Does anyone truly listen any more?

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Hand in hand at London Zoo with a simian friend

The chimp took charge for the photograph, sitting us down and 'smiling' for the camera.

Health

The power of talk - and sharing problems

Problems shared - with qualified listeners - can be lifesaving.

Entertainment

Friday Funnies: Peter strikes again

Contributor Peter Leith shares his favourite memes of 2020.

Christmas

Is 'Chris-teria' hitting new heights in this pandemic year?

For a 91-year-old lad who spent his youth in India, Christmas in Oz continues to surprise.

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