Rebel Writers: The Accidental Feminists: Shelagh Delaney o Edna O\’Brien o Lynne Reid-Banks o Charlotte Bingham o Nell Dunn o Virginia Ironside o Margaret Forster by Celia Brayfield

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This was an excellent and very interesting read. The only writer featured in the book who I’ve read a lot of before was Margaret Forster, but the book left me wanting to read books by all the others. I read a couple of works by some of the others before but mostly long ago. This opened my eyes as to the circumstances in which these female writers were first publishing in the later 1950s and 1960s and I think I’ll read their books in a new light in the future. This book was a little plagued by typos (or more like hurried editing I suspect) in places but that didn’t detract from the overall package. Great research and, on the whole, very well written.

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Read on January 29, 2021

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