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Natasha Walter - Author

About the Author

Natasha Walter has worked as a journalist, columnist and reviewer for Vogue, the Guardian, the Observer and the Independent, has judged the Booker Prize, and is the founder of the charity Women for Refugee Women.

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A Quiet Life

A Quiet Life

Author: Natasha Walter Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/02/2017

Wife. Mother. Spy. Eighteen-year-old Laura Leverett arrives from America for a new life in England. At the side-lines of her cousin's glamorous gatherings, Laura hungers for someone with whom she can discuss the new political ideas sweeping through London. Edward Last is the kindred spirit Laura has been waiting for. But the secret he is carrying will test Laura's ideals to their limits and take them across oceans before tearing them apart...

Quiet Life

Quiet Life

Author: Natasha Walter Format: eBook Release Date: 16/06/2016

Wife.Mother.Spy.A double life is no life at all.Since the disappearance of her husband in 1951, Laura Leverett has been living in limbo with her daughter in Geneva. All others see is her conventional, charming exterior; nobody guesses the secret she is carrying.Her double life began years ago, when she stepped on to the boat which carried her across the Atlantic in 1939. Eager to learn, and eager to love, she found herself suddenly inspired by a young Communist woman she met on the boat. In London she begins to move between two different worlds - from the urbane society of her cousins and their upper class friends, to the anger of those who want to forge a new society. One night at a party she meets a man who seems to her to combine both worlds, but who is hiding a secret bigger than she could ever imagine.Impelled by desire, she finds herself caught up in his hidden life. Love grows, but so do fear and danger. This is the warm-blooded story of the Cold War. The story of a wife whose part will take her from London in the Blitz, to Washington at the height of McCarthyism, to the possible haven of the English countryside. Gradually she learns what is at stake for herself, her husband, and her daughter; gradually she realises the dark consequences of her youthful idealism.Sweeping and exhilarating, alive with passion and betrayal, A Quiet Life is the first novel from a brilliant new voice in British fiction.

Munecas vivientes

Munecas vivientes

Author: Natasha Walter Format: eBook Release Date: 01/04/2016

Doscientos anos despues de la aparicion de los primeros movimientos feministas, asistimos a una mutacion sorprendente. Dos discursos aparentemente irrefutables, el de la libre eleccion y el de la biologia, han derivado respectivamente en un nuevo sexismo y un nuevo determinismo que contribuyen a fijar los estereotipos sobre el comportamiento femenino y masculino. Por un lado, "e;la imagen de la perfeccion femenina a la que las mujeres deberian aspirar esta (cada vez mas) definida por el atractivo sexual"e;, un atractivo cuya formulacion determina, trasladandola a toda la sociedad, la propia industria del sexo. Esta situacion se justifica sistematicamente con el argumento de que se trata de "e;elecciones"e; que realizan las propias mujeres. Por otro lado, "e;la conviccion de que "e;la quimica y la estructura del cerebro"e; y "e;la inclinacion genetica"e; explican el comportamiento femenino estereotipado sirve no solo para explicar como aprenden y juegan las ninas pequenas, sino tambien para justificar las desigualdades que encontramos en la vida adulta"e;. Pero esas "e;elecciones"e; podran no ser tan libres, y los "e;descubrimientos cientficos"e; podran no ser tan concluyentes. Walter cuestiona la validez de ambos discursos basndose, en gran parte, en la crnica de su impacto en la sociedad britnica.

The New Feminism

The New Feminism

Author: Natasha Walter Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/02/1999

Where has British feminism gone? Has it retreated into the academy, did it burn out at Greenham Common, has it emigrated to the United States? Natasha Walter discovers that there is a new feminism right here and now in Britain. It is alive and kicking and speaking in the voices of young British women. In defining this new feminism, Natasha Walter celebrates women's growing power, casts aside the dogma of previous generations, and argues that the old adage 'The Personal is Political' does more harm than good. Because above all, this new feminism is frankly materialist. Who cares about how women dress, how they talk, how they make love? First, feminism must deliver political power and economic equality. With tremendous wit, verve and intelligence, THE NEW FEMINISM marks out fresh ground in feminist debate.