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I'm on holiday, meeting a friend at Kew later on today, so I just spent the last half hour aimlessly listening to radio 4. Two fifteen minute programmes about women! Gareth Peirce (why have you got a man's name Gareth?) and Frida Kahlo.
Gareth Peirce (interviewed by Helena Kennedy so maybe that's three remarkable women) spoke so eloquently about the role of the law in defending those deemed 'pariahs' by the society they inhabit; black people in Manchester, miners on strike at Orgreave, Irishmen fitted up in Guildford and now Guantanamo.
And listening to Frida's story reminded me of how much I enjoyed Lacuna by Barbara Kingsolver and of Frida's final diary entry
' I hope the exit is joyful - and I hope never to return'
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