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Roberts style is unique - combining fantasies, myths, classical and religious language. Isobel Armstrong, Professor of Literature at London's Birkbeck University describes her sentence structure as staccato:composed of short, sharp separate sounds:

"I don't think any other novelist writes as she does. Her style, her language is actually very simple and her sentence structure is very, very brief and sometimes almost staccato but what she creates with this is a kind of poetic reverie. And she is simply wonderful at making afresh a newly created language about passion, about children's passion for their mother for the womb the mother, represents, but also the mothers passion for the child.."
Isobel Armstrong

She would like to be pregnant

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