So what IS feminist about Perfect Ten?

Posted Posted in 2019, Feminism, Feminist, Perfect Ten, Uncategorized

My novel Perfect Ten is number nine in the Feminist Critique category again. It was previously a bestseller in that category along with Naiomi Alderman’s The Power and Mary Beard’s Women and Power. So what makes my psychological thriller about revenge feminist? I am always interested in what people who read Perfect Ten have to […]

Marie-Thérèse Perfect Ten

Angry Women: Picasso and Amazon Reviewers

Posted Posted in Books, domestic violence, Feminism, Feminist, Fiction, Identity, Identity construction, Love, Narrative, Novel, Perfect Ten, Uncategorized, Writer, Writing

Last week I was lucky enough to visit the Tate Modern in London to see the Pablo Picasso exhibition ‘1932 – LOVE, FAME, TRAGEDY’ I knew a little about Picasso’s life but this visit was a real education about who he was, not least how he divided his time between his wife Olga and his […]

Flawed Mothers in Fiction – or are they?

Posted Posted in Creativity, Feminism, Feminist, Fiction, Stories, Storytelling, Uncategorized, Writer, Writing

To celebrate International Women’s Day on March 8th, from today until the end of March I’ll be writing articles about ‘flawed’ women in fiction. As a psychologist and as a woman, I have never warmed to passive women in fiction. I see them as a foil to the ‘bad man’ and isn’t that too easy? […]

International Womens Day and the Bechdel Test

Posted Posted in Brick Heart, Uncategorized, Writing

As it’s International Womens Day it’s a good opportunity to think about the Bechdel Test. The Bechdel Test is a benchmark for films developed by Alison Bechdel in 1985. For a film to pass the Bechdel test it must contain a scene where two women are talking to each other about anything except men. The conversation can […]