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01*20090518Pooky Quesnel reads from Lillian Pizzichini's biography of the author Jean Rhys, best known for the 1966 novel Wide Sargasso Sea.|Jean will one day lead a dramatic and colourful life in Paris, Vienna and London, but life begins for her on the Windward Island of Dominica.|Life begins for Jean on the Windward Island of Dominica.
02*20090519Arriving from the West Indies at the age of 17, Jean is sent to a chilly girls' school in Cambridge.
03*20090520Jean becomes a chorus girl in Edwardian London and learns about love the hard way.
04*20090521Now married but still penniless, things start to look up for Jean when she moves to Vienna in 1920.
05 LAST*20090522Pooky Quesnel reads from Lillian Pizzichini's biography of the author Jean Rhys, best known for the 1966 novel Wide Sargasso Sea.|It is now the 1930s and Jean has become an established writer, but it will be 30 years before she delivers her best-known work.|It is now the 1930s and Jean has become an established writer.