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Christopher Fowler
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This column is going to be like the comments section; all over the place. But it probably reflects my fractured mindset at the moment. Morphine, I thought, having instant thoughts of Sax Rohmer and Anna May Wong, does it have a place in the modern medicine cabinet? I checked the bottle. A liquid with a ridiculously complex delivery system involving a plastic syringe and a funnel. You fix the…
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Christopher Fowler
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Books
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Whenever I trawl through past books I can't help noticing how many women writers gave up because the demands of looking after a parent or children prevented them from putting their thoughts on paper. For many, writing was one of the few 'respectable' jobs for a young woman, on a par with being a governess, so they wrote short stories for small amounts of money and make a living. Men left the house…
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