Lies I Told about a Girl

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Picador, 2006 - Man-woman relationships - 262 pages
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It's 1975. Blue Black is a clever young so and so, who's won a scholarship to an exclusive boarding school. His family is from the bush town of Pentimento, and his father earns his living logging the local trees while his mother looks after the home. Blue is their great hope. They've sacrificed a lot to send him to this school - and they expect big things from him. One day, the school is abuzz with the new arrival. No ordinary arrival, this - it's the young prince come all the way from England, sent out to the colonies to toughen up. He's just and only a boy, according to old Papa Rowell, the headmaster, and is to be treated as such. But when YR (as he's affectionately nicknamed) falls for one of the few female students, things become messy. Especially as she's the girl Blue's been in love with ever since he came to the school, and her father's the leader of the Liberal Party...

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