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Chickens and Eggs

Doris Lessing

‘Twenty-one days it takes to hatch eggs, twenty-one nights, and there sits the great fierce hen who had accepted me as protector and jailer for that time.’

Doris Lessing

Doris Lessing (1919-2013) is the author of more than twenty novels. In October 2007 she was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature.

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