Her father, Reginald (Reg) Roberts
, was a sales manager and an English Protestant. He wrote short stories in elaborately humorous style, which were never published.
Roberts, Michèle. Paper Houses. Virago, 2007.
“Dictionary of Literary Biography online”. Gale Databases: Literature Resource Center-LRC.
Her relationship with her father
, however, improved when he read and liked the essay she had written about him for Ursula Owen
's anthologyFathers: Reflections by Daughters, also 1983. Here she related...
says that her father
was the muse for this novel.
Newman, Jenny. “Michèle Roberts”. Contemporary British and Irish Fiction, edited by Sharon Monteith, Jenny Newman, and Pat Wheeler, Arnold, 2004, pp. 119 - 34.
Critic Susan Sellers
finds an illuminating frame for the work in Luce Irigaray
's essay Divine Women, which discusses woman's unmet need...