Sydney Morning Herald - 14 July , 2012THE WOMEN'S ROOM
I was always a feminist and was brought up with the absolute belief that I would make my own living. French's story is about a time when this wasn't the case, and it was one of those eye-opening moments where you look into another world and marvel at how things have changed. At the time, I thought feminism had won - now I know it's an ongoing battle.
Cathy Kelly is an Irish author and former journalist, as well as Ireland's ambassador for UNICEF. Her latest novel is The House on Willow Street (HarperCollins).
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