Shirley Holmes and Jane Watson

Written by Free Audio Books - Free audiobooks on January 31, 2012 – 9:03 am -

Journalist Kate Harrad of the UK newspaper, The Guardian, has a lot of fun imagining classical fictional male roles as females.

Can’t you just see Shirley Holmes chatting with her friend, Jane Watson over tea and opium?

Or how about Prejudice and Pride?  “The women ride around on horseback, go where they like, own houses, lead households. The men – or, as they’re more often described, the boys – stay at home, play the piano, and know that marriage is the only realistic aim of their adult lives.”

Miss Scrooge?  ” The cold within her froze her old features, nipped her pointed nose, shriveled her cheek, stiffened her gait; made her eyes red, her thin lips blue; and spoke out shrewdly in her grating voice.”  Read more……


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