In Fay Weldonâs 1983 classic, The Life and Loves of a She Devil, women fought men for power and won. But in 2017, the fight continues on a new front…
Ruth Patchett, the original She Devil, is eighty-four and keen to retire. She has worked hard to make the world as she wants it: women triumphant, men submissive. Now she is tired. Her business is done. The mantle of power and influence is up for grabs.
Who can take up the role? Valerie Valeria, hot-shot millennial and Ruthâs PA, is ready and eager to inherit…
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âFunny, waspish and acute … a fierce retrospective on the achievements of the womenâs movement.ââThe Times
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