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Joan Armatrading: Fragile Surfaces And Fast Getaways

Penny Valentine, Melody Maker, 30 September 1978

IN HER KITCHEN Joan Armatrading washes up the plates from a vegetarian meal we have just eaten. "You wouldn't think," she had said earlier with a self-effacing smile, standing in her dungarees, stars-and-stripes braces pulled off to give her more manoeuvrability, "that I was a good cook, would you?".

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