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Valerie Grove - Oldie contributor and Times Columnist

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Learn to write your own obituary! Oldie contributor and Times obituary writer Valerie Grove gives an insight into the art of the post-death career summary as well as tales from her lengthy career as a journalist and interviewer.

Valerie was born in South Shields, educated at Girton College Cambridge, and has been a journalist and author for 50 years -- on the Evening Standard, the Sunday Times, The Times and (ever since its first issue in 1992) for The Oldie magazine.

She has written 2000 interviews, four biographies (Dodie Smith, Laurie Lee, John Mortimer, Kaye Webb) and now writes obituaries, mostly of old friends, for The Times.

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