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Professor Cox and Mrs Power

“Philip Hensher claims that an afternoon reading on BBC radio wouldn’t even cover his weekly laundry bill, which makes the Professor wonder how dirty his washing can be.”

Word Factory friend and mentor Ailsa Cox is the founder of the renowned Edge Hill short story prize and the UK’s first Professor of the Short Story. Her inaugural lecture, Professor Cox and Mrs Power, is a testament to the heroines who have shaped her craft, a wonderful story in itself and an insight into the writing life that will be familiar to all writers, full of warmth, intelligent insight and humour. Read on! ….