How Did I Get Here From There?

Claire Rayner reads her fascinating life story covering her long and high profile career which started in 1963.

At one point Claire was receiving 1000 letters a week.

Working from home, with six secretaries, she personally read every single letter sent to her.

This reading was produced by Elizabeth Allard.

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Claire Rayner reads her fascinating life story covering her long and high profile career which started in 1963.

At one point Claire was receiving 1000 letters a week.

Working from home, with six secretaries, she personally read every single letter sent to her.

This reading was produced by Elizabeth Allard.

Claire Rayner, one of our best-loved national treasures, reads her life story.

In this episode, she recalls her difficult childhood.

The story starts with an early childhood scarred by harshness and unkindness.

The legendary agony aunt reads her own life story - recalling her difficult childhood.

The legendary agony aunt reads her own life story - recalling her difficult childhood with extraordinary candour.

Legendary agony aunt Claire Rayner reads her own biography - recalling her difficult childhood with extraordinary candour.

Legendary agony aunt Claire Rayner reads her own biography.

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Reading from her autobiography, Claire Rayner reveals her teenage ambitions and determination to become a nurse.

She reveals her teenage ambitions and determination to become a nurse.

The Agony Aunt reveals her teenage ambitions and determination to become a nurse.

The legendary Agony Aunt reads her own life story, revealing her teenage ambitions and determination to become a nurse.

Reading her own biography, famous agony aunt Claire Rayner reveals her teenage ambitions and determination to become a nurse.

Agony aunt Claire Rayner reveals her teenage ambitions and determination to become a nurse

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Claire Rayner continues to read from her extraordinary life story.

In this episode, she remembers an unhappy time in Toronto.

This episode recalls unhappy times spent in Toronto in the early 1950s.

The legendary Agony Aunt recounts unhappy times spent in Toronto in the 1950s.

The legendary Agony Aunt reads her own extraordinary life story, recounting unhappy times spent in Toronto in the 1950s.

Legendary agony aunt Claire Rayner reads her own extraordinary life story - recounting unhappy times spent in 1950s Toronto.

Claire Rayner reads her life story - recounting unhappy times spent in 1950s Toronto.

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Happier times lie ahead for Claire Rayner, as she resumes her nursing career and meets Desmond, the love of her life.

The legendary agony aunt reads her own life story, recounting her return to nursing and meeting the love of her life.

The legendary agony aunt recounts her return to nursing and meeting the love of her life.

Reading her own biography - legendary agony aunt Claire Rayner recounts her return to nursing and meeting the love of her life.

Agony aunt Claire Rayner recounts her return to nursing and meeting the love of her life.

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Claire Rayner recalls the beginning of her career as an agony aunt and talks frankly about her own experience of breast cancer.

Claire Rayner recalls the start of her career as an agony aunt and her own experience with cancer.

The legendary agony aunt reads her own life story, recalling how she began answering problems and her experience of cancer.

The agony aunt recalls how she began answering problems and her experience of cancer.

Concluding her own biography, campaigner Claire Rayner recalls how she became an agony aunt - and her experience of cancer.

Claire Rayner recalls how she became an agony aunt - and her experience of cancer.