"Please read these essays as the beginnings of an argument you might like to have." So begins this highly intelligent, witty collection, covering such diverse topics as "The Sexual Life of Catherine M" and whether Jesus walked on water because he couldn't swim. Highly recommended for sampling in association with Diski's NZ visit for 2004 Writers and Readers Week.
'Diski is a writer who sets off at an engaging tangent more often than not, but the eclectic nature of her reading means she has plenty to get her teeth into. She is always sharp and witty with a lavish range of cultural reference.' Daily Mail 'She is intelligent, funny and challenging.' Independent 'There is much to admire here: a trenchant wit and an original stance not being the least.' Scotland on Sunday 'an intelligent and enjoyable writer' - Herald
Jenny Diski was born in 1947. She is the author of eight novels and an acclaimed memoir.