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  • A book to change the way we see the world, and the place of women in it

    Literary Review
  • Even the most sceptical will be struck by the insights, and forced to think about the questions raised. They lead naturally into an exploration of the nature of the feminine itself

    Sunday Telegraph
  • Marina Warner examines three very different uses of the female form: New York's statue of Liberty, the public sculptures of central Paris and the images of Mrs Thatcher favoured by Fleet Street. The latter is one of the most brilliant analyses in the book, displaying Warner's combination of wit and erudition at its most dazzling

    Financial Times
  • An eye-opening and wonderfully readable study

    Mary Beard, Daily Express

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