Julie Burchill – There’s something brave and touching…

There’s something brave and touching about game girls of all ages keeping themselves smart in…


“There’s something brave and touching about game girls of all ages keeping themselves smart in hard times – one thinks of those wonderful women during World War II drawing stocking seams in eyebrow pencil up the back of legs stained with gravy browning because nylons were so hard to get hold of.”
-Julie Burchill

Julie Burchill – As a child, I wanted…

As a child, I wanted only two things – to be left alone to read my…


“As a child, I wanted only two things – to be left alone to read my library books, and to get away from my provincial hometown and go to London to be a writer. And I always knew that when I got there, I wanted to make loads of money.”
-Julie Burchill

Julie Burchill – I am firmly of the…

I am firmly of the opinion that women who make a lot of effort to…


“I am firmly of the opinion that women who make a lot of effort to hang onto their looks in middle age (unless they are beauties, entertainers or prostitutes) are rather sad, as one should surely have something more substantial to recommend one by this time, such as kindness or cleverness.”
-Julie Burchill

Julie Burchill – We are used to female…

We are used to female writers who use their private lives as unmitigated material being…


“We are used to female writers who use their private lives as unmitigated material being somewhat hormonal this somehow ‘excuses’ what might be seen as a highly unfeminine ability to turn their personal upsets into money.”
-Julie Burchill