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  Alison Lapper 6 September 2005  
Image: Alison Lapper after she was awarded her MBE
The artist tells us how she feels about being on Trafalgar Square's fourth plinth

Artist Alison Lapper was born with no arms or legs as the result of a condition called Phocomelia. She was rejected by her mother and brought up in a tough care home, but fought to become a recognised artist.

She was awarded an MBE for services to the arts and has now been chosen as the subject for the fourth plinth in Trafalgar Square .

She explains to Jenni what has driven her throughout her life.

My Life in My Hands by Alison Lapper with Guy Feldman – Published by Simon and Schuster ISBN 0-7432-7558-6

Fourth Plinth

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