A collection of letters that might have been written by Lady Godiva, Plato?s (female) students (to each other), one of Milton?s daughters (to another), Rubens? model (to a model wannabe), Mozart?s mother (to her daughter Nannerl, not to Wolfgang), Freud?s wife (to his mistress), and others ? assuming a feminist consciousness. A fictional approach to women?s history.
?You are clearly a writer of considerable talent, and your special ability to give expression to so many different characters, each in a uniquely appropriate style, makes your work fascinating and attractive ... . The pieces are often funny, sometimes sensitive, always creative. But they contain an enormous load of anger, and that is where I have problems ... . I know at least one feminist who would read your manuscript with delight (unfortunately she is not a publisher), who would roar with laughter in her sharing of your anger ... ? rejection letter from a small Canadian press