Goodbye Fay Weldon

Sad news last week that Fay Weldon had died aged 91.

Fay wrote some 30 novels (her first in 1967) plus drama, plays and short fiction. Her 6th novel Praxis was shortlisted for the Booker Prize. She also worked an advertising copywriter and is credited with the famous ‘Go to work on an egg’ campaign slogan.

Perhaps her best known work is ‘The Life and Loves of a She-Devil’ published in 1983 – dramatised on BBC TV in 1986 and later by Hollywood starring Meryl Streep and Roseanne Barr. Her other credits include ITV’s Upstairs Downstairs and an adaptation of Pride and Prejudice for the BBC. She was well known for her sharp dialogue and scathing wit.


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