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Dames' Delight

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'Dames' Delight' is that idyllic stretch of the river Cherwell in Oxford where women were for long accustomed to bathe nude, safe from the prying eyes of men, who had their own haunt in 'Parsons' Pleasure'. Alas, there are no nudes in this book, but there are some appropriately revealing glimpses of the female intellectual caught without her blue stockings.

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Published 1964 by Jonathan Cape
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Margaret Forster was educated at the Carlisle and County High School for Girls. From here she won an Open Scholarship to Somerville College, Oxford where in 1960 she was awarded an honours degree in History.

From 1963 Margaret Forster worked as a novelist, biographer and freelance literary critic, contributing regularly to book programmes on television, to Radio 4 and various newpapers and magazin
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