A delightful series of short stories, providing a composite portrait of women and how the worlds they inhabit have changed over the past 50 years. No longer satisfied with marriage being their only socially acceptable destiny, these women relish their new freedom. From the spinsterish Miss Phipps, who opens the gate for women to fulfill their dreams and fantasies through her lending library, to the divorced 53-year-old Helen, who road-tests her internet date and becomes empowered by her new-found ability to make choices, these stories portray women who overturn centuries of tradition, as they live fuller lives and follow their dreams.
Used availability for Rosemary Friedman's The Man Who Understood Women
November 2013 : UK Hardback