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‘There were no rules then’: Dana Gillespie’s 1960s childhood

16 January 2021

9:00 AM

16 January 2021

9:00 AM

Weren’t Born a Man Dana Gillespie with David Shasha

Hawksmoor Publishing, pp.400, 24.99

Although I can understand why Dana Gillespie might choose to call her memoir after her most famous album, for the first 170 pages I remained convinced she should have taken a leaf from John Cleland and called itMemoirs of a Woman of Pleasure. For hers has been an extraordinary life (or perhaps half life, as the trail of hi-jinks runs its course by the end of the 1970s).

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