Lara Feigel’s memoir, Free Woman

Lara Feigel, of King’s College London, has recently written a memoir that is, in part, a reflection on her experiences with marriage and motherhood but also, in equally large part, a reflection on reading Doris Lessing — Lessing’s 1962 novel The Golden Notebook, in particular. Feigel’s book is titled Free Woman: Life, Liberation and Doris Lessing and is published by Bloomsbury in the UK.

Linked below are the early reviews from the British press; we’ll update this post when the book appears in North America.

Feigel also wrote a companion essay for The Guardian, here.

Joanna Biggs, Financial Times, 2 Mar. 2018,

Julie Parsons, The Irish Times, 24 Mar. 2018,

Stephanie Merritt, The Guardian, 27 Feb. 2018,

Patrick French, The Guardian, 3 Mar. 2018,

Ruth Scurr, Prospect, 16 Mar. 2018,

Christina Patterson, The Times, 25 Feb. 2018, (paywall)

Paula Byrne, The Times, 24 Mar. 2018, (paywall)



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