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PJ HARVEY INTERVIEW DORSET WOMEN

An interview with Polly is featured in a new book titled “Dorset Women”. The book documents the lives of 35 women who have lived and worked in the county. They speak in their own words about their lives, many are deeply linked to the land and

their stories mine a rich vein of anecdote and experience. The book also features interviews with former Biba twin Rosie Young.

Dorset Women is a companion volume to Dorset Man which documents manual labour and rural life. Both projects were instigated by James Crowden, a poet and historian who worked on the land for twenty years as a casual agricultural labourer. For both books, Crowden collaborated with West Dorset photographer George Wright, who photographed the women on medium format black and white film. Crowden made digital recordings of the women talking and these were transcribed by Wright’s daughter Ruby.

The book is available from good bookshops in Dorset or from James Crowden.

posted: 14.01.2007

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PJ Harvey to receive honorary degree from Goldsmiths University
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Royal Albert Hall, October 2011. Stream now in HD
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