Big Women

by Fay Weldon | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 0006550975 Global Overview for this book
Registered by nice-cup-of-tea of Zürich, Zürich Switzerland on 5/22/2005
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Journal Entry 1 by nice-cup-of-tea from Zürich, Zürich Switzerland on Sunday, May 22, 2005
Bought from a member of the Expats-in-Zurich Yahoo Group.

Journal Entry 2 by nice-cup-of-tea from Zürich, Zürich Switzerland on Saturday, September 17, 2005
Enjoyed this, plenty of food for thought, the novel covers the battle of the sexes from the 60s to the 90s!

Amazon review
Big Women follows the four founding sisters of a women's publishing company called Medusa (sounds a bit too much like Virago perhaps) from the birth of the company in a naked drunken dance session through to its eventual collapse as a result of some very 'unsisterly' exploitation of the family of a suicide victim. Undeniably it's a bit predictable and the characters are sometimes a bit too 'cartoon-like'. It also suffers from some of Weldon's rather irritating use of the present tense - Layla moves out Cheyne Walk; Medusa now employs a man'. But, on the plus side, its not a bad romp through some of the highs and lows of the women's movement - from free love and dungarees to power dressing senior executives with a bit of a stop over in the middle at Greenham.At the end of the day one is left wondering if it was all really worth the bother

Journal Entry 3 by nice-cup-of-tea at Coop (siehe Journal) in Zürich, Zürich Switzerland on Friday, September 30, 2005

Released 13 yrs ago (9/30/2005 UTC) at Coop (siehe Journal) in Zürich, Zürich Switzerland


To celebrate the article about bookcrossing in the CoopZeitung this week I am releasing this book in my local Coop - either on Birmensdorferstrasse or in Stauffacher. I'll open the free newspaper to the right page, then the leave the book on top. (Thanks KatColorado for the idea!)

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