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CONTENTS Preface to the Revised Edition vii Introduction ix Doubting Thomas 3 M'Learned Friends 13 Touch Me 24 He Knows He Can Make Money Out Of You 31 Hype, Hype, Hooray 46 The Frog Princess 54 Immaculate Misconceptions 65 Patum Peperium 70 Women In Togas 86 Men Only 98 Czech Mate 108 Gentlemen Prefer Dead Blondes 117 Holocaust Girls 125 A Visit From The Gas Man 139 Crawling From The Wreckage 141 Prima Donna 157 There's Only One Yorkshire Ripper 163 Postscript: Boys Will Be Boys? 206

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Joan Smith is a novelist, journalist, campaigner for human rights and a former chair of the Writers in Prison committee at International PEN. She writes for several national newspapers, including the Independent, and is a regular broadcaster. She is the author of The Public Woman, What Will Survive, Moralities and five detective novels. Author location: London, UK


'Brilliant and unerring - a fascinating book' Marilyn French; 'A superb and vivid piece of writing, eminently readable, wonderfully fresh' Phyllis Chesler, author of Women and Madness; 'A fine and invigorating achievement' Guardian; 'A thought-provoking book' The Times

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