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Germaine Greer

Chooses The Getting of Wisdom by Henry Handel Richardson

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Feminist Writer and Academic
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

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. 

Originally broadcast on Desert Island Discs 6 December 1992 on BBC Radio 4

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.

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Cultural Cringe

Writers Germaine Greer, Thomas Keneally and David Williamson discuss Australia's cultural inferiority complex.

Originally broadcast on Oz and Them, 2 June 2008 on BBC Four

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