The Body Book (Non-fiction)
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In the same year she underwent a double mastectomy, and later talked about breast cancer with her customary directness and courage. She tried to be a party woman, joining New Labour as it headed into power, but she was more naturally a person of opposition and it did not surprise me when she broke with Tony Blair's government over its refusal to introduce free care for the elderly, as recommended by the royal commission she had sat on. In time, a team of secretaries would work from the house, making sure every one of the 1,000 people a week who wrote to her would get the personal response they needed.
Despite what one reviewer described as the "explicit" content of the book, he commended Rayner on her "down to earth" approach to the subject. Provides many answers for difficult questions children have, but it is a little odd and could be considered offensive. In 1999 Rayner was appointed to a committee responsible for reviewing the medical conditions at Holloway Prison, London, at the direction of Paul Boateng who was then the Minister for Prisons.Rayner admitted that she had covered the subjects: "It does happen, lovey; the youngsters do get so worried about it, bless them. Publicists at both Michael Joseph and Weidenfeld confessed that they had never read anything by Rayner, although they had published more than 18 titles by her in the previous eight years.
She was a sane voice that could be relied upon to help them make sense of the knotty complications of their personal, sexual lives.She is president of the Patients Association and is the author of a chapter in The Future of the NHS (2006) (ISBN 1-85811-369-5) edited by Dr.
The Rayner family asks that anybody wishing to make a charitable donation in Claire's name do so to the Patients Association. She has been held up, rightly, as an expert on sex and relationships – though, intriguingly, this can't be said to have come from experience. In the same year she appeared in her own late-night television show, Related to Sex, screened on what she described as the "rude slot".She also continued to appear on television, featuring on shows such as Pebble Mill At One and Good Morning With Anne And Nick.