My Friend Says It's Bullet-Proof

My Friend Says It's Bullet-Proof By Penelope Mortimer, My Friend Says It s Bullet Proof A group of journalists are in Canada for an expenses paid cultural spree Muriel Rowbridge is the only woman of the contingent and for her the trip has a different flavour it is her first assignment si
  • Title: My Friend Says It's Bullet-Proof
  • Author: Penelope Mortimer
  • ISBN: 9781853810084
  • Page: 170
  • Format: Paperback
  • My Friend Says It's Bullet-Proof By Penelope Mortimer, A group of journalists are in Canada for an expenses paid cultural spree Muriel Rowbridge is the only woman of the contingent and for her the trip has a different flavour it is her first assignment since having a breast removed five months earlier and, amidst the male bravado, she feels vulnerable and exposed As a fashion and beauty correspondent, Muriel knows women s iA group of journalists are in Canada for an expenses paid cultural spree Muriel Rowbridge is the only woman of the contingent and for her the trip has a different flavour it is her first assignment since having a breast removed five months earlier and, amidst the male bravado, she feels vulnerable and exposed As a fashion and beauty correspondent, Muriel knows women s indoctrination well she feeds it to them and has swallowed it whole What she doesn t know is how to come to terms with her changed body, the fears this unleashes about relationships, and her perception of herself as a woman.Compassionate, unsettling and beautifully constructed, My Friend Says It s Bullet Proof is a unique and memorable account of one woman s private reckoning a journey through anger and grief to an affirmation of her new self and her own sexuality.
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    1. Penelope Mortimer

      Early lifeShe was born in Rhyl, Flintshire, Wales, the younger child of an Anglican clergyman, who had lost his faith and used the parish magazine to celebrate the Soviet persecution of the Russian church 1 He also sexually abused her 1 Her father frequently changed his parish, so, consequently, she attended numerous schools She left University College, London, 2 after only one year 1 AdulthoodShe married Charles Dimont, a journalist, in 1937, 1 and they had two daughters, 1 including the actress Caroline Mortimer, and two daughters through extra marital relationships with Kenneth Harrison and Randall Swingler.She met barrister and writer John Mortimer while pregnant with the last child and married him in 1949 Together they had a daughter and a son.She had one novel, Johanna, published under her name, Penelope Dimont, then as Penelope Mortimer, she authored A Villa in Summer 1954 Michael Joseph It received critical acclaim More novels see below followed.She was also a freelance journalist, whose work appeared regularly in The New Yorker As an agony aunt for the Daily Mail, she wrote under the nom de plume Ann Temple In the late 1960s, she replaced Penelope Gilliatt as film critic for The Observer.Her marriage to John Mortimer was difficult They both had frequent extramarital affairs Penelope had six children by four different men They divorced in 1971 Her relationships with men were the inspiration for the novels, Daddy s Gone A Hunting 1958 republished in 2008 by Persephone Books and The Pumpkin Eater 1962 reissued in 2011 by New York Review Books , which was adapted for the screen by Harold Pinter It starred Peter Finch, James Mason and Anne Bancroft, who won an Oscar nomination for her role.Mortimer continued in journalism, mainly for The Sunday Times, and also wrote screenplays Her biography of the Queen Mother was commissioned by Macmillan, but when completed, it was rejected so instead Viking published it in 1986 Her former agent Giles Gordon in his Guardian obituary called it the most astute biography of a royal since Lytton Strachey was at work Penelope had approached her subject as somebody in the public eye, whose career might as well be recorded as if she were a normal human being 2 She wrote two volumes of autobiography, About Time An Aspect of Autobiography, covering her life until 1939, appeared in 1979 and won the Whitbread Prize, and About Time Too 1940 78 in 1993 A third volume, Closing Time, is unpublished 2 She died from cancer, aged 81, in Kensington, 3 London, England.NovelsJohanna 1947 as Penelope Dimont A Villa in Summer 1954 The Bright Prison 1956 Daddy s Gone A Hunting 1958 The Pumpkin Eater 1962 My Friend Says It s Bulletproof 1968 The Home 1971 Long Distance 1974 The Handyman 1983 Short story collectionsSaturday Lunch with the Brownings 1977 Humphrey s Mother edit AutobiographiesAbout Time An Aspect of Autobiography 1979 About Time Too 1940 78 1993 edit BiographyQueen Elizabeth the Queen Mother 1986 , revised edition published in 1995, subtitled An Alternative Portrait Of Her Life And Times edit Travel writingWith Love and Lizards co authored with John Mortimer, 1957

    909 thoughts on “My Friend Says It's Bullet-Proof”

    1. 4.5 starsThis is one of Mortimer s less known novels and is out of print Inevitably I have the virago edition At one level the plot is straightforward Muriel Rowbridge is a journalist writer who works for a woman s magazine She has cancer which results in a mastectomy The novels covers two weeks when Muriel is sent on a trip to Canada by her magazine with a group all male of journalists There is a busy itinerary and lots to do Muriel comes to terms with her life in a notebook, which she writes s [...]



    2. An easy read Written in the 60 s, reminded me of Briget Jones, but with a serious tone It s about a woman who is a jounalist and travels from Britain to North America on a 2 week trip and meets two men of interest, but with opposing personalities Muriel main character , has also recently had a mastectomy and struggles to find herself as a whole woman again.




    3. i love penelope mortimer for her mad abstract portrayals of women losing their minds it s not the pumpkin eater but it kept me invested until the end


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