I don't think one should ever be cautious in love. Never. Just enjoy it.Beryl Bainbridge contributes a fascinating piece on men and sex to the first issue of the Observer's Woman supplement with plenty of intriguing revelations about her life. She prefers men drunk. She once had it off on a chicken farm. She doesn't believe a husband can rape his wife.
On writing and gender, she says:
Writing has nothing to do with gender, only the imagination. Men have more time to write because the women are at home making the meals and bringing up the cups of coffee. There are an awful lot of very good women writers, but in the past many women didn't write because it wasn't their role. They had to keep quiet about it. Jane Austen used to write when everyone had gone out.Murdo NacLeod's photo that goers with the article sadly isn't available online - but shows Ms. Bainbridge taking a big drag on a ciggy ... after she said she'd given up for her health. Tut tut. Of course though it could just be the typical bad girl pose (which she does very well).
Previous posts on Bainbridge:
According to Beryl (4/12/04)
Johnson's Dictionary (7/4/05)
Bainbridge at Seventy (5/10/05)
Beryl on Bernice (16/10/05)