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A Masculine Ending / What Men Say – Joan Smith

(Faber & Faber 1987 / Vintage 1995) These are two detective novels by feminist writer Joan Smith featuring academic Loretta Lawson as her sleuth. The titles, therefore, are rather ironic, considering Smith celebrates women’s independence and friendship in both novels, … Continue reading

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Different for Girls – Joan Smith

(Chatto & Windus 1997) Joan Smith’s book about how the world treats women differently, is a little dated – one of the main women she considers as an icon of womenkind, Princess Diana, was to die not long after Smith’s … Continue reading

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