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  Unusual Watershed Nominations 1 October 2004  
Some of the less well-known titles you've picked as your watershed nominations

On Wednesday this week Glenys Kinnock picked a very unusual title for her watershed fiction, Love of Worker Bees. The novel came out of Soviet Russia and had an incredible impact on its principally female readership.

Glenys wasn't alone in suggesting something unexpected. So far 500 different titles have been nominated for our Watershed Fiction campaign. And we've been looking at some of your unusual choices.

Tracey Platt from York found a copy of Marlo Morgan's Mutant Message Down Under one rainy afternoon sitting in her mother-in-law's sitting room. It's a fictional account of a woman's journey with an aboriginal tribe.
Hilda Garfield from Hertfordshire is the only person so far to choose A Woman of Forty by Balzac. She read it twice when she was in her forties. She's now 76.
Valerie Harris is a metallurgical engineer, currently working on the London Underground. Twenty years ago she read Atlas Shrugged by Anne Rand.
Joanna Ryan from Swindon chose A Pin To See The Peepshow by F. Tennyson Jesse. She read it while studying for her 'O' levels in the 1970's.
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