Lolly Willowes with Simon Thomas

Episode 3 December 27, 2022 01:08:08
Lolly Willowes with Simon Thomas
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Lolly Willowes with Simon Thomas

Dec 27 2022 | 01:08:08

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Show Notes

This week we discuss Sylvia Townsend Warner's Lolly Willowes. The illustrious Simon Thomas, our first-ever guest, helps us understand how the 1920s trend for the fantastic helped produce this weird, wonderful book about a spinster aunt who sells her soul to Satan. But is it satire? And is it really a feminist manifesto? We tackle these and other pertinent questions while having a laugh along the way. Butter your villager-shaped scones, sit back and enjoy the broomstick ride.

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