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'One Off The Short List' by Doris Lessing

One Off The Short List by Doris Lessing, 1960

The magic trick:

Adding a second layer of psychological to the standard man-trying-to-sleep-with-woman scenario

There is a lot to say about the way Barbara Coles owns being used by men. 255 more words


Doris Lessing on Dreaming It All Up

Nobel Laureate Doris Lessing was one of those writers who dreamed her books. In this video she describes the process. The transcript is below:

“To me, I think the most important thing I can say, as a writer… but maybe… well, I think so, at any rate. 647 more words


A Golden Note(book) From Gran

Those of you who have been following Savidge Reads for the last however many years will know of Granny Savidge Reads. Since she died there has definitely been a big part of my life missing, especially the chats on the phone at least two or three times a week to put the world to rights and to talk about books – let alone trips to see her which always involved a bookshop or two if we could. 344 more words

Random Savidgeness

The memoirs of a survivor

Doris Lessing, The Memoirs of a Survivor. London: The Octagon Press, 1974.

I’m usually quite good at picking up and mentally hoarding bits of trivia about well-known authors, the ones who have been around for a while and that have entered the canon of Literature, with a capital L. 1,970 more words

Violence Against Women

Quote of the Week

People don’t mind immoral messages. They don’t mind art which says that murder is good, cruelty is good, sex for sex’s sake is good. They like it, provided the message is wrapped up a little.

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29.07.2014 - In Which I Hear the Voice of a Favoured Author.

Tuesday, 29th July, 2014

In Which I Hear the Voice of a Favoured Author.

Tonight I’m having trouble sleeping. This always seems to be an issue on my days off; as I’ve mentioned before, on a day off here you can literally sit around all day. 811 more words

Each His Own Wilderness

The Orange Tree Theatre’s production of “Each His Own Wilderness” was truly memorable. Lessing’s play; an exploration of politics, women in society and the complexities of different relationships was brought to life with sensitivity. 186 more words