Chooses The Getting of Wisdom by Henry Handel Richardson
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Books include The Female Eunuch (1970), The Whole Woman (1999) and Shakespeare's Wife (2007)
The Getting of Wisdom by Henry Handel Richardson
Germaine Greer chooses The Getting of Wisdom by the Australian novelist Henry Handel Richardson. Published in 1910 it's a story of friendship and betrayal set in a girls boarding school in Melbourne. Presented by Mark Lawson.
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Carmen Callil, the writer and founder of Virago Press, tells Sue Lawley why Henry Handel Richardson's tragic novel Maurice Guest is her favourite book.
Henry Handel Richardson
A 1944 BBC recording of Henry Handel Richardson reading an extract from her trilogy of books The Fortunes of Richard Mahony, Vol. II: The Way Home.
Writers Germaine Greer, Thomas Keneally and David Williamson discuss Australia's cultural inferiority complex.
Germaine Greer on Equality with Men
Germaine Greer explains to Mark Lawson why equality with men is not what feminists should be aiming for.
Originally broadcast on Front Row on 7 September 2007 on BBC Radio 4