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WAYNE, Doreen. THE LOVE STRIKE. £ 25.00

London & New York. W.H. Allen. 1971. pp. 285. 8vo. D/W, very slightly frayed. ISBN 0491000774. A very good, clean copy. The Author's Note reads: I' first got the idea for this novel from a newspaper report which turned out to be complete untrue. It claimed that a woman was advocating a love strike by trawlermen's wives as part of a campaign against conditions in the fishing industry. In fact Lilian Bilocca, the remarkable and courageous woman referred to in that report, is far too sensible to have thought in those terms. But the idea intrigued me, and when later I met 'Big Lil" I asked her to let me portray her in a novel, and she agreed. However, the character of Rosie took on a life of her own and she bears only a very superficial resemblance to Lil, becoming involved in activities that Lil would never have considered for a moment.....'

Order Number: 197910

 
 
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