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REVIEW: Louisa May Alcott – Jack and Jill / An Old-Fashioned Girl

(Project Gutenberg e-books, originally published 1880 / 1870) I read these two books back in 2011, having downloaded them for the holidays. I’d read An Old-Fashioned Girl once before as a teenager, if I recall correctly, but hadn’t read Jack … Continue reading

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Living Dolls: The Return of Sexism – Natasha Walter

(Virago 2010) Like Ariel Levy in her earlier book, Female Chauvinist Pigs: The Rise of Raunch Culture, Natasha Walter argues in this well-researched and quietly angry book that women* are themselves becoming complicit in a current “hypersexual” culture, particularly aimed … Continue reading

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‘Diary of a Provincial Lady’ – E. M. Delafield

The Virago edition I read also contained three sequels, namely: The Provincial Lady Goes Further; The Provincial Lady in America; and The Provincial Lady in Wartime. E. M. Delafield wrote these books originally as weekly entries in Time and Tide, … Continue reading

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