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Jo Shapcott (b.1953) is from London but traces her family roots to the former mining communities of the Forest of Dean in Gloucestershire. She studied at Trinity College, Dublin, and currently teaches on the MA in Creative Writing at Royal…

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Penelope Shuttle (b. 1947) has made her home in Cornwall since 1970 and the county’s mercurial weather and rich history are continuing sources of inspiration. So too is the personal and artistic union Shuttle shared with her husband, the poet…

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Ruth Padel

B. 1947

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Ruth Padel (b. 1947) has won the National Poetry Competition and written six collections of poetry, several shortlisted for the T.S. Eliot or Whitbread Prize; taught Greek at Oxford, sung in an Istanbul nightclub, is a Fellow of the Royal…

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Elaine Feinstein

B. 1930 D. 2019

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Elaine Feinstein (b.1930 – d.2019) was from Bootle, Lancashire and was educated at Newnham College, Cambridge. She worked as an editor, a university lecturer and a journalist. From 1976 she lived on her writing. Feinstein’s early poetry bears the influence…

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Vicki Feaver (b. 1943) grew up in Nottingham “in a house of quarrelling women”, an emotional inheritance which finds later expression in her poetry. She studied Music at Durham University and English University College, London and worked as a lecturer…

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Fleur Adcock (b.1934) is a New Zealander by birth but spent part of her childhood in England, returning to live in London in 1963. She worked as a librarian until 1979 before becoming a freelance writer. She is the author…

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Why - Ethel Carnie Holdsworth
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Louise Brooks - Tracey Herd
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She Comes Swimming - Isobel Dixon
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The Cougar - Christopher Reid
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The Queen of Sutton Hoo - Pauline Stainer
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Female Fashions For 1799

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Female Fashions For 1799 - Mary Robinson - Read by Jo Shapcott
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Sonnet 20: A woman’s face - William Shakespeare - Read by James Fenton
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Captured Women - Claire Crowther
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The Rights of Woman - Anna Laetitia Barbauld - Read by Denise Riley
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On Not Writing As A West Indian Woman - Anthony (Vahni) Capildeo
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