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Archive for the 'McLaughlin' Category

Thug in the corner

March 1st, 2006

bbcmike.jpgBY CLAIRE MCLAUGHLIN

For me, the television is an instrument of torture. Or no, it is the torturer himself, good at his job, with a cupboardful of trusty gadgets and a wide repertoire of techniques, from the unbearable, steady drip of water on the skull to the galvanizing agony of the electrode, to the continuous blistering pain of repeatedly lacerated flesh: a natural, bringing to his work a relish, and a touch of imagination, that put him in a class of his own. I have been a favorite victim of his for a long time now. He lives in my house, of course, so I cannot get away from him. Let me tell you how much I hate him!

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Posted by: The Editors
Category: All Television Issue, McLaughlin | Link to this Entry

Author profile

December 1st, 2002

Claire McLaughlin is English and lives in southeast London. She is married, with two grown daughters. After taking a degree in English at Oxford University, she worked for some time as a publisher's editor and also wrote a number of stories for women's magazines. When she began to lose her sight, she did training in counselling, and she now works part-time as a counsellor. She is now blind and writes her Black Lamb pieces using screen-reading computer software. Her Black Lamb column is called That Blind Lady.

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Category: McLaughlin | Link to this Entry

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