Hideous Kinky

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Penguin Books Limited, 1993 - Fiction - 186 pages
15 Reviews
Two little girls are taken by their mother to Morocco on a 1960s pilgrimage of self-discovery. For Mum it is not just an escape from the grinding conventions of English life but a quest for personal fulfilment; her children, however, seek something more solid and stable amidst the shifting desert sands. ‘Just open the book and begin, and instantly you will be first of all charmed, then intrigued and finally moved by this fascinating story’ Spectator.

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Review: Hideous Kinky

User Review  - Tim - Goodreads

A light, easy, possibly superficial, read that charts the life of two young children and their mother on the hippy trail in 60s Morocco. Whether you find the novel liberating or frustrating will ... Read full review

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User Review  - Shaz S - Goodreads

Blurb on the back: The debut novel from the author of "Summer at Gaglow, " called "a near-seamless meshing of family feeling, history and imagination" by the "New York Times" Book Review. Escaping ... Read full review

About the author (1993)

Esther Freud was born in 1963 and lives in London. Her previous novels are Hideous Kinky, which was made into a film starring Kate Winslet, Peerless Flats, Gaglow and The Wild.

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