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Richard Gessner – Left-Handed Author and Artist

We are always happy to feature left-handers with special talents which they attribute to being left-handed and Richard Gessner contacted us recently with some details of his books and artwork as well as his own personal history and how being left-handed has affected his work. Richard’s book “The Conduit and

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Posted in Famous, Left-handed stories

The Story of Left-Handed Billy

We recently came across an interesting bit of history that demonstrates the general attitude to left-handedness in the America of the 1850’s.  It is a story called “Left-Handed Billy” that appeared in a popular children’s magazine of the time called “Robert Merry’s Museum”.  Here are a few extracts that give

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Posted in Left handed life, Left-handed stories, Newsletter articles

Advice for Left Handed DIY and Gardening

Confession time: In the past I have been guilty of thinking that left handed tools were just a ‘nice-to-have’ rather than being essential. Surely us lefties are skilled enough to muddle through with cheaper right-handed tools right? Anyway, we recently moved into a new house that needs a lot of

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Posted in Left handed life, Left handed life, Left-handed stories, Uncategorized

The Race (an inspiring story for left-handers) by Jan Hurst-Nicholson

A new short story by Children’s author Jan Hurst-Nicholson and illustrated by Vanessa Burger. Vicky is left-handed and teased for being clumsy, but a visit from her Gran changes everything. Vicky’s Granddad has died and her Gran is coming for a visit. Vicky wants to cheer her up by embroidering

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