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The War on Women: And the Brave Ones Who Fight Back
  1. Shamela de Silva
  1. Consultant in Genitourinary Medicine and HIV, West Middlesex Hospital, London, UK; shamela.desilva@nhs.net

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Sue Lloyd-Roberts. London, UK: Simon & Schuster, 2016. ISBN-13: 978-1-471-15390-7. Price: £16.00. Pages: 320 (hardcover)

Not long after the author's death (the journalist, Sue Lloyd-Roberts) in October 2015, I heard her daughter speaking about this book on Radio 4. The ideas behind the book, and its aim to report on the experiences of women worldwide, sounded compelling. However, I was apprehensive that reading the book would prove too disturbing. It is shocking, but also extraordinary, and I could not put it down.

Sue Lloyd-Roberts writes transparently, based on the interviews that she conducted. Each chapter begins …

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