Joan Smith

Standard Name: Smith, Joan


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Literary responses Margaret Forster
Joan Smith , reviewing a later novel by MF , referred back to Mother Can You Hear Me? as one of the most painfully honest novels she had ever read, raising agonizing questions about female...
Literary responses Margaret Forster
Reviews were highly positive. Maureen Feely wrote in the Independent that this disturbing and highly readable book far surpasses its modest intentions.
“Dictionary of Literary Biography online”. Gale Databases: Literature Resource Center-LRC.
Feely says she learned something from this novel: that a society doesn't...
Reception Ruth Rendell
Some commentators, like Joan Smith and Val McDermid , feel that her consummate artistry was insufficiently appreciated, either because of her gender, or her prolific output, or because she is typecast as a writer of...


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