Lisa Allardice on Doris Lessing: 'She helped change the way women are perceived, and perceive themselves'
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Writer Jenny Diski was taken in by Doris Lessing as a teenager, but the relationship soon soured. Now she has finally decided to tell her side of the story, she tells Tim Adams
Nobel prize-winning novelist Doris Lessing donated 3,000 books to Harare City Library, Zimbabwe. She was a fierce advocate for #literacy and #reading. #AfricanWriters
Doris Lessing by Eamonn McCabe
Lessing (front right) with John Osborne in 1961. Behind them are Sheila Delaney and Vanessa Redgrave. Photograph: Reg Warhurst/Associated Newspapers/Rex
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11 Bits of Wisdom From Doris Lessing, On Reading, Writing, and Life by Meg White Clayton // Huffington Post // November 18, 2013
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Samuel Beckett wrote to a friend in 1933 that the rejection of Echo’s Bones by his publisher ‘discouraged me profoundly’. Photograph: Louis ...
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