Out damned spot: torments of the thriller women
A writer began reading thrillers after a miscarriage. She found them full of distressed, delirious women.
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Nell Stevens is a writer and lecturer based in London. Her first book, 'Bleaker House' (Picador), is a blend of memoir, fiction and travelogue that explores writing, not writing, and the narrow spaces between real life and fiction. A second memoir, 'Mrs Gaskell and Me' (Picador) was published this year. She teaches Creative Writing at Goldsmiths, University of London (Photo by Mat Smith).