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Love and Sacrifice – A Writing Life: Barbara Else, Joanne Drayton

In Laughing at the Dark, Barbara Else reveals that as her writing career developed, her husband, a globally recognised academic physician and father of her two daughters, became angry at the prospect of her doing anything outside his orbit. In a moment of madness – or realisation – she packed her car and took off to live with the man who would become her second husband. In The Queen’s Wife, Joanne Drayton unfolds the story of being in a suffocating marriage when she met the woman who would become the love of her life. Their relationship threatened to cost them their children, families and friends and forced them to reassess their sexuality, identity and heritage. Both Barbara and Joanne subsequently flourished as writers. They discuss their eloquent and engrossing memoirs about the turbulence they endured to find their voice with Catriona Ferguson.

Sun, 21 May 2023

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