Posted by Catherine Lamont on July 14, 2023 at 02:32:41 user clamont.
Does anyone have this book, which is apparently a collection of his articles for The Observer under the pseudonym of William Blunt ... or anything on Ransome's thoughts on crime or feminism? I'm doing a writing course at university, and we've got to design a research topic and then write a paper on Feminist Crime Fiction. Most writing on this topic is about women writers writing about female sleuths (or criminals) in a detective series. Why not a bloke writing bits of crime fiction displaying some feminist principles in a collection of children's adventure stories?
He does a nice "hymn of praise" to an artist's model in "Bohemia in London", and I think I can use Dot and Titty as female sleuths, and Nancy and her pirate sister, Missee Lee, for female "criminals". (Any excuse to write about Ransome!)
Would be interested in borrowing, buying, copying or just knowing more about the book, or was there only one copy made?
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