The film of Zoe Heller's book Notes on a Scandal didn't get a great review on 'Newsnight Review' last night, but I will still see it, I loved the book (though it took a few attempts), one of the few books I actually finished without forcing myself though the pages. I just finished Per Olov Enquist's The Story of Blanche & Marie, a fictionalisation of the friendship between Marie Curie & her assistant, Blanche Wittman. There is a description of the ovarian compressor, a contraption of screws and leather that was used to treat ovarian pain in 'hysterical' women in late 19th/early 20th century. Truly chilling stuff. I imagined it being a treatment for ME/CFS in the bio-psycho-social circles, who still don't believe we are truly physically ill. . .