A selection of lectures and essays contributed to newspapers, magazines and books over recent years, revised for this volume and all highly relevant to today. In these essays find a portrait of the times, to help us map our way through the new Garden of Eden, in which men hold the baby and women the mobile phone. The garden is timeless, its beauties are ineradicable, the angel's blazing sword no longer bars the way -- so what's going wrong? Tricky to see the wood for the trees in this new-old land, hard to find a Third Way through: let this collection point the way. From the changing face of government, the feminisation of politics, the stamping of the warrior foot, to whence and whither Feminism, via the dangerous new cult of Therapism, to our turbulent and benighted Royals, brushing up against the famous (Roseanne, Jamie Lee Curtis, Jean Paul Gaultier) on the way -- it's all here. Plus a rare glimpse of the author's life and loves. / Essential reading for anyone who wants an up-to-the-minute report of Britain today -- politics and society, morality and attitudes, prejudice and stupidity, men and women / Fay Weldon's work for the media invariably leads to public and private debate. Her pungent views on the state of the nation find expression on public platforms, on television, on radio. and in the press. This collection selects the best and lets the reader do the rest
Fay Weldon was born and raised in New Zealand. Her novels and short stories best-sell around the world and wherever they go are awarded great critical acclaim. Her film and TV work wins enthusiastic viewers by the million, worldwide.
'Comic brilliance.' Daily Telegraph 'A master storyteller. The life story which emerges from her new book is a ripping yarn. Her political insights are all the more profound for being relayed in her unique narrative style.' Sunday Herald, Glasgow 'Irresistible.' Cambridge Evening News