The last novel by the Nobelprize winner Doris Lessing (1919-2013) is an attempt at a special kind of biography. She writes a biography about her parents Alfred Tayler and Emily McVeagh that is not a biography, not even two biographies. What does Doris do? She takes away one very important historical event away from the … Continue reading review ALFRED & EMILY

mi5 spied on doris

In the colonial days and during the cold war the communists were perceived to be the enemy (not without reason). The world of spying was an extensive world, that not only focused on politicians but also on writers and singers. One of the writers who was followed was Doris Lessing, who spent many years in … Continue reading mi5 spied on doris

mi5 spied on novelist doris

Often there is a close relationship between politics and writing. Some writers get kicked into jail. Others prefer to leave the country. Some get followed by the secret service. This following got the writer Doris Lessing. For many years she was followed by the British MI5 due to her communist leanings.

my favourite books: doris lessing

A book on books and writers. It was published many years ago and now, reshaped, put on the market again.  One of the writers that have been interviewed for this book is the Nobel prize winner Doris Lessing. She lived for two and a half decades in Rhodesia and often in her writing this place … Continue reading my favourite books: doris lessing