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Sissy Hankshaw
Even Cowgirls Get the Blues, Tom Robins

The most bodacious female character ever. Sissy quite simply rocks.

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Old 30.06.2011, 20:09
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Bridget Jones
Bridget Jones's Diary
'Cos she makes my life look almost normal, and I wish I had friends like hers!! (In Switzerland)
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Old 30.06.2011, 21:31
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Sissy Hankshaw
Even Cowgirls Get the Blues, Tom Robins

The most bodacious female character ever. Sissy quite simply rocks.

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Nice one, Lou. I almost chose Sissy as my example. Tom Robbins can reallly write women characters. Have you read Half Asleep in Frog Pyjamas? The asparagus line has stayed with me.

Mike, are you obliquely referring to The Hound of the Baskervilles or are you being deliberately eclectic? (I've always found it hard to read the expression on a grapefruit - the most inscrutable of fruits).
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Harriet Vane (and Lord Peter Wimsey in the Dorothy L. Sayers detective novels...

Cassandra Mortmain - 'I Capture the Castle' by Dodie Smith
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Tom Robbins is just an amazing author, I love his books and his female characters are always strong & interesting. I am about 1/2 way through Half Asleep.

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Nice one, Lou. I almost chose Sissy as my example. Tom Robbins can reallly write women characters. Have you read Half Asleep in Frog Pyjamas? The asparagus line has stayed with me.
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Mike, are you obliquely referring to The Hound of the Baskervilles or are you being deliberately eclectic? (I've always found it hard to read the expression on a grapefruit - the most inscrutable of fruits).
Silver Blaze is my favourite Holmes story, and contains the most famous Holmes line. (Baskervilles is, quite frankly, a bore)
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Susan Sto Helit
Thief of Time (Terry Pratchett - and several of his other books)
Because I've been told I'm like her in some ways, and I wish I was as capable with kids as she is!
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Old 04.07.2011, 15:46
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Wow, tough question...

Anne Shirley
Anne of Green Gables (etc.)
When I first read those books, I wanted to be just like her.
Victoria, Préverenges
Hey, me too. And I loved the films, I saw them 20 years after reading the books, funny.

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Pippi Longstocking.
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by Astrid Lindgren
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Thanks all! Article submitted.
Very grateful for all your help.
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And here you all are, in print (and online).
Thanks so much, everyone - really appreciate your help.
You're on page 20.
http://issuu.com/wordswithjam/docs/a...ine&mode=embed

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Thanks for sharing the final article.

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And here you all are, in print (and online).
Thanks so much, everyone - really appreciate your help.
You're on page 20.
http://issuu.com/wordswithjam/docs/a...ine&mode=embed
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