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Growing up as a child in New Zealand, surviving as young and poor in London, unmarried mother, wife, lover, playwright, novelist, feminist and at times anti-feminist there are few waterfronts that Fay Weldon hasn't covered and few battles she hasn't fought.

An icon to many, a thorn-in-the-flesh to others, Fay rarely fails to excite, madden, or interest.

This is her honest, sometimes painful and often funny, account of a life well lived.

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Growing up as a child in New Zealand, surviving as young and poor in London, unmarried mother, wife, lover, playwright, novelist, feminist and at times anti-feminist there are few waterfronts that Fay Weldon hasn't covered and few battles she hasn't fought.

An icon to many, a thorn-in-the-flesh to others, Fay rarely fails to excite, madden, or interest.

This is her honest, sometimes painful and often funny, account of a life well lived.

Fay Weldon's honest, sometimes painful, often funny, account of a life well lived.

Novelist and playwright Fay Weldon reads her own honest, sometimes painful, often funny, account of a life well lived.

Fay Weldon's honest, sometimes painful, often funny, account of a life well lived.

022002051420070130 (BBC7)
20070131 (BBC7)
20080603 (BBC7)
20090217 (BBC7)
20160920 (BBC7)
20160921 (BBC7)

Continuing her autobiography, Fay Weldon has left New Zealand and her childhood home, knowing she will never see her father again.

Fay has left New Zealand and her childhood home, knowing she will never see her father again.

In this episode, she has left her childhood behind in New Zealand, knowing that she will never see her father again.

Fay has left New Zealand and her childhood home, knowing she won't see her father again.

Fay recalls leaving her family and New Zealand behind.

Novelist and playwright Fay Weldon reads her own life story. Fay recalls leaving her family and New Zealand behind. From May 1998.

032002051520070131 (BBC7)
20070201 (BBC7)
20080604 (BBC7)
20090218 (BBC7)
20160921 (BBC7)
20160922 (BBC7)

Fay is rebellious and has developed a 'reputation' for being a bad girl.

In this episode, she is developing a bad reputation in her rebellious youth.

Reading from her autobiography, Fay Weldon is rebellious and has developed a 'reputation' for being a bad girl.

Fay Weldon is rebellious and has developed a 'reputation' for being a bad girl.

042002051620070201 (BBC7)
20070202 (BBC7)
20080605 (BBC7)
20090219 (BBC7)
20160922 (BBC7)
20160923 (BBC7)

Reading from her autobiography, Fay Weldon finally accepts that even bad girls need the security that comes with a wedding ring.

Fay finally accepts that even bad girls need the security that comes with a wedding ring.

In this episode, she accepts that even bad girls need the security which accompanies a wedding ring.

Fay Weldon finally accepts that even bad girls need the security of marriage.

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20160924 (BBC7)

Concluding her autobiography, Fay has fallen in love and now adds Weldon to her many names.

Fay has fallen in love and now adds Weldon to her many names.

In this episode, Fay has fallen in love and adds Weldon to her many names.

Concluding her autobiography, novelist and playwright Fay has fallen in love and now adds Weldon to her many names.

Concluding her autobiography, novelist and playwright Fay has fallen in love and now adds Weldon to her many names. From May 1998.