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A Universe of One's Own

(2017)
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Antonia Hayes' adventures in language began when, as a young child, she was a word sponge, soaking up speech and phrases and the sometimes haunted spaces in between. She became a natural bookworm, turning to the Baby-sitters Club series - those classics of the 90s - to start a lifetime of finding friends and comfort in the pages of a book. When her debut novel, Relativity, was published, she again turned to literature for guidance and consolation, this time in the form of Virginia Woolf's A Room of One's Own.

Woolf wished for financial independence and a room of one's own in which to write, but Hayes, writing almost ninety years later, argues here that maybe that isn't enough. Perhaps women writers need a whole universe of their own. Buoyed by hope and a lifetime of language, Hayes tells us how we can dare to disturb the universe before A Room of One's Own turns 100.



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October 2017 : UK Paperback
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Title: A Universe of One's Own (Penguin Specials)
Author(s): Antonia Hayes
ISBN: 0-14-378249-5 / 978-0-14-378249-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Books Australia
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August 2017 : Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: A Universe of One's Own
Author(s): Antonia Hayes
Publisher: e-penguin
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August 2017 : Australia Kindle edition
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Title: A Universe of One's Own (Penguin Specials)
Author(s): Antonia Hayes
Publisher: Penguin eBooks
Availability: Amazon AU