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My name is Kate Macdonald: I'm an English lecturer, and a lifelong browser in second-hand bookshops. I post weekly ten-minute podcasts on a Friday, on the books I really like which I think deserve new readers. You can find out lots more at the Facebook page here, and get these podcasts weekly by subscribing on the iTunes link above.

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Clubland London between the wars, a secret codicil to a will, and a viciously unhappy marriage. The murderer, thief and lying she-devil Rowena is determined to make her husband divorce her so she can marry and dispose of a nobleman, keeping his title and money en route. Dornford Yates' This Publican is an attack on how men are failing to keep their women under control, and how society would be much improved by a bit more obedience all round. For fogeys who need their ideas confirmed.

Direct download: Dornford_Yates_and_This_Publican.mp3
Category:strong women -- posted at: 1:30am CET
Comments[2]

  • Thank you so much. I really enjoyed the podcast. I adore Dornford Yates and read them over again but "This Publican" I first read at 14 and was shocked rigid. I did not read it again for 20 years but when I did, the pain factor was worth it.

    posted by: Barbara Harfield on 2012-04-16 15:23:16

  • Once again, really enjoyed your talk! Thank you . . . more, more on Dornford Yates!

    posted by: Roy W Gotaas on 2012-03-30 03:22:15

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