My work has been featured and reviewed in many publications, a few of them are below...


Where women are not free to walk their streets -

Joan Ward, author of 'Living with Arabs', recounts the tales of the women she encountered in Jordan where the street is the domain of men and women are treated as second class citizens.

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Controversial Book: 'Living with Arabs' by Joan Ward

"Living with Arabs.- Nine Years with the Petra Bedouin" reads like a work of fiction but is, in fact, the true story of Joan Ward, who at 60, decided to leave the comfort of her home in the south east of England to live and work in Jordan.

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Foreword Reviews

Offering an unparalleled view of a culture unfamiliar to many Westerners, this should be read by anyone wanting to further understand a people and heritage.

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Fighting Spirit - The stories of women in the Bristol breast cancer survey

In 1986, when my son was three, I was diagnosed with breast cancer and had a mastectomy. I was afraid that I would  die and that my son would grow up without any memory of me. I wanted to do all that I could to help keep myself alive so, some time later, I went to the Bristol Cancer Help Centre. (BCHC)

Whilst there, I was asked if I would take part in a 5-year trial to compare survival rates of women who went to the BCHC) and those that didn't. I agreed. Then, in September 1990, after only 2 years of research, I was watching the 9 O'Clock news and heard Michael Buerk report that an article published in the Lancet asserted that women who went to Bristol were two and a half times more likely to die than those who hadn't! All hell broke loose.

I was asked to go to a press conference at the Institute of Public Health in London. All parties were present. I was asked to speak. I expressed the view that we, the women, had been used as pawns in a game being played out by the cancer establishment in London and the BCHC.

In May 1995, I was asked to take part in a documentary being made by the Cutting Edge team for BBC 2, The Cancer War Story. A year later, I contributed a chapter to a book which told the stories of the women who had taken part in that research. My chapter was called Never Say Die. The book is still available on Amazon. Please follow this link.

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