Hideous Kinky

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Penguin Books Limited, 1993 - Fiction - 186 pages
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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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User Review  - PilgrimJess - LibraryThing

Feckless mother or enlightened childhood? This for me feels a hard book to review as I have mixed feelings about it or maybe just the message that's intended. This is a tale of two young children ... Read full review

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User Review  - mlbelize - LibraryThing

A rating of 4*s would also be valid here. Oh, where are the half stars when you need them. Although not usually a fan of child narrators, I found this one refreshing, honest and ringing true. An interesting little book that kept me immersed until the conclusion. Read full review

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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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