Madonna among BBC’s faces of the year
These are some of the women who have made the headlines in 2003, as seen by the BBC News profiles unit.
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The Countess of Wessex
Despite releasing a new album, shooing ramblers off her Wiltshire estate and backing Wesley Clark for president, the irrepressible Madonna still found time to launch a children’s book, The English Roses. The beginning of a series, Roses is already a bestseller and one critic describes how, in it, Madonna “tells her readers not to interrupt and listen carefully”. A change, then, from her previous literary offering – the 1992 Sex – which was graphically erotic and ceremoniously burned by religious groups.
Source: BBC News