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n Without Prejudice - Death knell - book lists : lifestyle books
The Bailey's Prize for Women's Fiction is a controversial animal. Originally the "Orange" prize, it was started as a reaction to the fact that - despite writing prolifically and well - women were simply not winning fiction prizes. Perceiving this (I would argue correctly) as a function of patriarchy, a group of literary women founded a prize that would showcase the literary fiction of women writers.
This month Gail Schimmel reviews a few novels:
Elizabeth is Missing by Emma Healey
The Girl Who Was Saturday Night by Heather O'Neil
The Paying Guest by Sarah Waters
PP Wong's The Life of a Banana
Aren't We Sisters by Patricia Ferguson
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