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Publications for Paulette Pelosi
Paulette Pelosi was born in Cardiff but a short time later moved to her parents' home town of Swansea. She was educated at convent and grammar schools, but illness terminated 'A' levels and plans for a journalistic career. Chronic illness was often a disruptive force in her childhood and adolescence and continues to be so in adult life. In 1976 Paulette collapsed at the end of her training as a State Registered Nurse - a diagnosis of Systemic Lupus Erythematosus put a name (at last) to the previous episodes of ill-health. Within two years of diagnosis she became heavily involved in promoting knowledge about Lupus within a national charity, and went on to become Public Relations Officer for the South Wales Lupus Group (since retired). Paulette says that writing is one of many personal survival tactics. She continues to live in Swansea where she maintains a healthy sense of humour. Her Welsh and Italian roots are both highly important to her identity.