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Greens Norton, Northamptonshire

Clare Balding joins Christina Edwards as she returns to her childhood home in Greens Norton, Northants, to relive the night walks she took as a teenager, suffering from anorexia.

Clare Balding joins Christina Edwards as she returns to her childhood home in Greens Norton, Northamptonshire, to retrace the walk she took most nights as a teenager, when suffering from anorexia. Christina lived with her mother in a small cottage on the village green. At seventeen Christina stopped eating and as she explains to Clare, as hunger would wake her in the middle of the night, she'd slip out of the house, always accompanied by their dog Jamie and set off on a long walk around the village to try and tire herself out and soothe her mind. Jamie would never leave her side as she strode across the fields and along footpaths, always listening to the same album on her Walkman, The Waterboys, This is the Sea.
Christina now lives in New Zealand with her husband and three children, she talks to Clare about the strength it took to overcome her condition and how she still needs to battle with it today.

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Producer Lucy Lunt.

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25 minutes

Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter Clare Balding
Interviewed Guest Christina Edwards
Producer Lucy Lunt

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