I’ve been writing about the word lady. The word had a bad rap, but it’s made a 21st century comeback. A while ago I wrote an opinion piece for The Age newspaper (I loved the graphic they created for this article) and in Women and Language journal (as Dr Elizabeth Reid Boyd) I explored why the lady’s back and what her future may be.
Following the lady has led me in all kinds of wonderful directions. The legend of Lady Godiva grabbed me and my version of her story is due to be released as NAKED: A NOVEL OF LADY GODIVA published by St Martin’s Press, New York. To look for Lady Godiva I made a trip to Coventry, England. You can access my travel piece Two Times a Lady about Coventry in The Australian (another great graphic).
Are you a ‘lady?’ Enjoy listening to these ‘ladylike’ songs to decide!
- Lady Marmalade (the version from Moulin Rouge with Christina Aguilera, Lil’ Kim, Pink and Mya)
- Lady (a ballad by Lionel Richie sung by country troubadour Kenny Rogers)
- The Lady is a Tramp (who can resist this duet by the incomparable first lady of song Ella Fitzgerald and Frank Sinatra? Or try Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett’s fab version!)
CURRENT RELEASE: I was thrilled Hide and Seek was released in a 3 in 1 summer bestseller print collection: Time for the Beach. (That’s me celebrating in the photo). I was so excited about the book it even came along with me on a boat trip 😉 In store now!
Best wishes, Eliza
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