The friendly young ladies

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Pantheon Books, 1945 - Fiction - 284 pages
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When seventeen-year-old Elsie runs away from home, she seeks out her older sister Leo, only to find Leo sharing a houseboat, and a bed, with the beautiful, fair-haired Helen. When Elsie decides to stay for a bit, she turns Helen and Leo's lifestyle upside down. An enchanting portrait of Bohemian life in 1930s London, this delightfully provocative romantic comedy was written in 1943 in opposition to the despair characteristic of Radclyffe Hall's The Well of Loneliness or Lillian Hellman's The Children's Hour.

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User Review  - Diane Walters - Goodreads

I had the audio book version. The narrator had a strong English accent and a melodic range to her voice. I couldn't get into the book. Every time I turned it on--I blanked out. Read full review

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User Review  - Danderdonk - Goodreads

Would love to read it again. Read full review

Contents

Section 1
5
Section 2
14
Section 3
22
Copyright

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About the author (1945)

Renault was born in London, she attended Oxford, then trained for a nurse. After the war she settled in South Africa.

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