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Jenny Diski's Books

This is Jenny Diski at her essayistic best in a highly personal and entertaining exploration of the twentieth century’s most colourful decade. Many books have been written on the Sixties: tributes to music and fashion, sex, drugs and revolution. In The Sixties, Jenny Diski breaks the mould, wryly dismantling the big ideas that dominated the era – liberation, permissiveness and...
Apology For the Woman Writing
A novel about the Montaigne's editor, Marie de Gournay.  A woman of the seventeenth century who conceived the idea of being a professional writer, who recognised Montaigne's Essays as remarkable, and developed a passion about her mentor.  The novel deals with the idea of being a writer and of the terror or blindness of not being good enough.