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ISO a funny book of letters between friends called Mary and Martha

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BellaBearisWideAwake Sat 09-May-15 11:48:01

I can't find this anywhere, probably because the names lead to biblical books and sites. If anyone knows the title or the author I would be very grateful! Here's what I remember:

It was a series of letters from one of Mary or Martha to the other. The letter writer is a housewife with two or three teenage children. The letter recipient is a lesbian and doesn't have kids. It possibly was called Dear Martha but I may have imagined that. It also may have started as a Guardian column, but I may have confused it with Dulcie Domum or Treasure. It was very funny. It was probably written in the eighties. I read it in the early or mid nineties so it may have been later.

Slim chance but does anyone know this book?

BabCNesbitt Sat 09-May-15 11:51:53

Was it Letters from a Fainthearted Feminist? Jill Tweedie?

BellaBearisWideAwake Sat 09-May-15 11:53:16

Oh my goodness yes and I think I love you!!!

BabCNesbitt Sat 09-May-15 11:54:44

grin You're welcome! I found it in a charity shop a few months ago and then passed it back on to one, but there might be cheap copies on Amazon.

BellaBearisWideAwake Sat 09-May-15 11:59:18

One second hand copy on amazon!

DuchessofMalfi Sat 09-May-15 12:54:15

I remember reading that years ago - it's brilliant. I loved it smile

If you like epistolary novels then I'd recommend Letters from Constance by Mary Hocking. You might enjoy that one too.

antimatter Sat 09-May-15 13:01:35

I read hilarious book (impossible to search for it anywhere) with a title @

just one character - 'at' ...

it was made up of emails sent between employees of one company

BellaBearisWideAwake Sat 09-May-15 13:15:47

thank you!

hackmum Sun 10-May-15 11:29:42

Oh gosh. I actually remember the Guardian column (that's how old I am!) Had completely forgotten about it.

While I'm at it, it's really worth reading Jill Tweedie's autobiography, which is a great read.

BellaBearisWideAwake Sun 10-May-15 20:16:16

Ha so it WAS a guardian column. Thought so.

Book is on the way from a second hand seller. Looking forward to it!

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