‘What held me was the brilliant, innovative and charming way in which Stone presented the people he had met during his research; the men, women and children whose lives had been affected.’
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‘It knocked my socks off when I read it and utterly transformed my view of a novel I thought I knew well; Andrea Dworkin writing about Emily Bronte’s Wuthering Heights.’
‘Montaigne was dead set against authoritarians, system-makers and pedants. He celebrated diversity, personal liberty and tolerance.’
Wendy Moore speaks with Catherine O’Flynn about the loss of diversity and career opportunities in journalism, historical characters who demand to be written about, and her motivation to find parallels between the past and the present.