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Ann



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 03, 2009 12:18 pm    Post subject: Anne Widdercombe  Reply with quote

Did anyone else listen to Anne Widdercombe this morning on spinsters? Most of it was about spinsters in literature. I loved her comments about Jane Austen and Barbara Pym and there were some brilliant excerpts from the films of Great Expectations and The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie.


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blackberrycottage



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 03, 2009 3:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just listened to it on "listen again". I liked the synonym "single blessedness" for spinster.


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Ann



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 03, 2009 8:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I always find her good value. I don't always agree with what she says but she is an intelligent woman. I was interested by her book The Clematis Tree which I thought very well written. I've not read her other(s).


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 03, 2009 9:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here's a link: http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/epis...haw_Spinsters_in_Popular_Culture/



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