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Paperback, 117 pages
Published November 6th 1985 by Penguin Books
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What I liked about this book: The insights into the lives of local people in Newbury as well as the women in the camp. Blackwood has a good eye and when she isn't over-narrating there is a really good sense of camp life and struggles at the point she visited.
What I didn't like: I don't think Blackwood understood more than superficially the kind of feminist social transformation Greenham was imagining and embodying. For example, the complains that the lesbians were kissing too much, as though les
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was a writer, and the eldest child of The 4th Marquess of Dufferin and Ava and the brewery heiress Maureen Guinness.

A well-known figure in the literary world through her journalism and her novels, Lady Caroline Blackwood was equally well known for her high-profile marriages, first to the artist Lucian Freud, then to the composer Israel Citkowitz and finally to the poet Robert Lowell, who described
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