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    Inspired by the literary characters thread.

    Who are you favourite female authors? I'm fairly obvious with mine I guess; Sylvia Plath, Virginia Woolf, Margaret Atwood, Anais Nin, Simone De Beauvoir top my lists.

    Why do you like them? Mine are all quite strong women in literary history, a lot breaking some fascinating boundaries for the time, and taking some of the first steps into feminism.
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    Ayn Rand
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    Well, if we're talking classics, Charlotte Brontë. Though I'm just as likely to read a Harry Potter book nowadays. :o:
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    Jane Austen or Charlotte Bronte
    However, there'll always be a soft spot for Rowling.
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    Why has it become a near-stigma to say you like JK Rowling these days? I'm not ashamed to say I loved the Harry Potter books, the anticipation leading up to the final book being released was unbelievable. I scanned the previous books frantically trying to find clues to the plot (all I found was the gold locket in OoP, haha). What's good about it is that the books are accessible to all ages and most countries too.
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    Joanna Briscoe
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    George Eliot.


    Read her essay "Silly novels by lady novelists" and you may understand why I love her so :love:
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    I enjoy Malorie Blackman a lot.
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    (Original post by EducatingBrogan)
    George Eliot.


    Read her essay "Silly novels by lady novelists" and you may understand why I love her so :love:
    That looks a really interesting read, thanks for the recommendation!:cool:
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    janine defoe
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    (Original post by niyaaaah)
    enid blyton
    janine defoe
    Oh my goodness, If forgot Enid!!!
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    im not sure really.

    ill say two words =tracy beaker XD

    i have only just realised how little i read by females.
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    Mary Wollstonecraft (author of A Vindication of the Rights of Woman - and mother to Mary Shelley author of Frankenstein), Susanna Clarke (Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell), Naomi Klein (No Logo), Germaine Greer (The Female Eunuch), JK Rowling, and Enid Blyton.
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    JK Rowling
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    Robin Hobb, Sara Douglass, Trudi Canavan, J. V. Jones .
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    ALICE SEBOLD
    Lucy Daniels
    Adele Geras :coma:
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    hehe - Enid Blyton from when I was little and Minette Walters now.
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    Alice Munro; E. Annie Proulx; Hilary Mantel; A.S. Byatt (sort of)

    The usual ones from the canon.
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    Jodi Picoult, I love her
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    (Original post by caroline147)
    Ayn Rand
    odious woman
 
 
 
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