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Agony aunt Pauline dies.

THE Sunday Mail's first agony aunt Paul ine Drake - who worked for the paper from 1966 to 1973 - has died, aged 78.

Her daughter Miriam, 50, of Clydebank, near Glasgow, said: "She was an incredible lady, a working class wee wummin who battled to bring up two kids while nursing my dad, who was dying from multiple scelerosis.

"She wrote short stories for the Sunday Mail and the editor loved her work so much, he asked her to be the agony aunt."

Joan Burnie, agony aunt at our sister paper the Daily Record for 30 years, said: "Pauline was the first of the real-life agony aunts and her success was down to telling it like it really is."

The funeral is on Tuesday at Clydebank Crematorium at 10.00am.

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Publication:Sunday Mail (Glasgow, Scotland)
Date:Feb 21, 2010
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