Tessa Jowell: my friend who never forgot the ‘human-sized picture’

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  • Matthew dÁncona
  • The Guardian

She was my friend.

It was one of the great privileges of my life to know Tessa Jowell well, and one I shared with so many.

Tes 4dAt the dinner table, at the tea party to celebrate her introduction to the House of Lords, at book launches, at Labour conferences, she was always surrounded by friends, making new ones, and bringing together previously unconnected members of her prodigious circle of affection and…

When Hashi Mohamed, the barrister and broadcaster, and I met at a conference in Warwick last November, our very first instinct was to take a…

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