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
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
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
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