Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

The Devil's in the Detail

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

The Devil's in the Detail

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Author Fay Weldon upset some of her loyal readers by claiming that the feminist revolution had halved men's wages and by attacking the 'bad' women who've accused Donald Trump of sexual harassment. She also stirred up some ill feeling by declaring that transgender men can never become women and included the theme in a belated sequel to her best-known novel, the Life And Loves Of A She Devil, where one of the characters undergoes a sex-change operation.

Fay started out as one of the team behind the advertising slogan 'Go to work on an egg', wrote the first episode of TV series Upstairs, Downstairs in 1971 and then became an author with the Life and Loves of a She Devil. Within it she created one of literature's greatest female monsters in Ruth.

Deserted by callous husband Bobbo for the simpering romance novelist Mary Fisher, the ugly doormat remakes herself as the She Devil and has her revenge on the adulterers. …

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