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Meet the Writers

Jane Cholmeley

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3 March 2024

Episode 433

25 minutes

Jane Cholmeley co-founded and opened the feminist Silver Moon Bookshop in London during the Thatcher era to promote the work of female authors. It quickly came to play a vital role in the second-wave feminist movement. Operating in a male-dominated space, the stop was often subject to threats of arson but maintained a safe space for customers, with community activism at its core. The bookshop frequently hosted writers such as Toni Morrison, Maya Angelou and Margaret Attwood. Cholmeley has recorded the cop’s 17-year history in her new book ‘A Bookshop of One’s Own.’

3 March 2024

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