People she thanks for helping (for instance, in interviews) with the research for this book include Rosie Boycott
, Sara Maitland
, Jeanette Winterson
, and her own parents. Part of the novel grew from...
Spare Rib, a feminist periodical issued monthly by Spare Ribs
from 27 Clerkenwell Close, London, was launched to put women's liberation on the news stands.