Bad Girls, Good Women

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Bantam Books, Mar 1, 1990 - Fiction - 653 pages
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Best friends, Julia and Mattie escape their dreary, suburban youth for the excitement of London. Mattie becomes a celebrated actress, and Julia marries an aristocrat. This extraordinary story of two women's lives over two decades explores the price of experience, the loss of innocence, and the endurance of friendship against the test of time.

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User Review  - jayne_charles - LibraryThing

This felt like a good story over-padded. Good in the early stages when the girls arrive in London with very little money. Not too bad leading up to the incident with the Christmas tree which is ... Read full review

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A big, juicy novel, this is the story of Julia and Mattie, two vivacious English girls who run away to London in 1955. Recklessly rebellious Mattie, escaping childhood poverty and sexual abuse, wants ... Read full review

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Rosie Thomas read English at St. Hilda's College, Oxford and worker in book and magazine publishing until the birth of her first child. Since then she has published ten novels. including Other people's Marriages, The Potter's House, and White, all of which are available as Chivers Audio Books.

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