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What made America great? On the trail of Laura Ingalls Wilder

It was the 2008 crash that somehow inspired me to finally read the Little House on the Prairie books. I was clearly craving comfort, safety, a kind of nostalgia for a vaguely remembered 70s girlhood in which I half watched … Continue reading

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Little Feminist on the Prairie

This is the full version of my Guardian article published in November 2010, about why I chose her as my┬áspecialist subject on Celebrity Mastermind. What Laura Ingalls Wilder still ┬áteaches us about independence, and living through an age of austerity. … Continue reading

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