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September 13, 2006

Mills and Boon

Not sure if this is in fact universal:

Men just cannot write romantic fiction, according to a new television programme that examines the success of one of the most denigrated of literary genres.

Daisy Goodwin, the presenter of BBC 4's Reader, I Married Him, a three-part series on the novel to be shown in the autumn, said yesterday that, after interviewing writers and readers, she had concluded that "you can't have a really seriously-written romantic book written by a man".

But I will admit to having tried. Failed badly too.

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Thomas Hardy?

Posted by: Forester | Sep 13, 2006 10:05:17 AM

Saddam Hussein?

Posted by: Lysias | Sep 13, 2006 11:13:21 AM

DH Lawrence?

Posted by: Bob B | Sep 13, 2006 11:17:19 AM

This is sensational news.

Excerpts, please. Do *not* pretend there are no chapters of this magnum opus extant. We demand excerpts!

Posted by: Mr Eugenides | Sep 13, 2006 11:54:11 AM