If a woman needs a room of her own and £500 a year to write fiction, what does she need in order to write crime fiction?
Special thanks to my guest Francesca Wade. Her book is Square Haunting: Five Women, Freedom and London Between the Wars. She’s on Twitter @francescawade.
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Books and sources:
—Square Haunting: Five Women, Freedom and London Between the Wars by Francesca Wade
—A Room of One’s Own by Virginia Woolf
—Whose Body? by Dorothy L. Sayers
—Between the Acts by Virginia Woolf
—Mutual Admiration Society by Mo Moulton
—Dorothy L. Sayers: Her Life and Soul by Barbara Reynolds
—Gaudy Night by Dorothy L. Sayers
—Who Cooked Adam Smith’s Dinner? by Katrine Marcal
—Are Women Human?: Astute and Witty Essays on the Role of Women in Society by Dorothy L. Sayers
—In Search of Our Mother’s Gardens by Alice Walker
—Poems on Various Subjects, Religious and Moral by Phyllis Wheatley
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