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Jane Somers’s Diaries

Doris Lessing

‘I had never thought that before, never felt life in that way, as I did then; washing Maudie Fowler, a fierce angry old woman.’

Doris Lessing

Doris Lessing (1919-2013) is the author of more than twenty novels, as well as autobiogrpahy, poetry, drama, non-fiction and short story collections. She was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2007. Her first contribution to Granta was a short story in 1984, and her last was a ‘London View’ in 2008. Her most notable works include The Grass Is Singing, The Golden Notebook, The Good Terrorist and a five novel series known as Canopus in Argos.

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