My Vintage Summer

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Pan Macmillan, 2008 - Bildungsromans - 421 pages
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For us it all began in the summer of ’76, the year the sun scorched the grass the colour of sand and no-one could sprinkle their lawns or take a bath, and the year I could no longer run around without my top on.

Meet Lizzie and Kim as they grow from small-town adolescents to women on the hedonistic stage of London in the early eighties. There they join Kim's older sister, Vonnie, an untameable force of nature who is everything they'd like to be. Or is she?

Told with an infectious energy, My Vintage Summer is for those who remember dressing up for their first night out, the first song they danced to with their best friend, their first love – and their first life-altering mistake.

It's a story of what happens when life doesn't turn out as you had expected.

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Received a free copy of this book for review as a former What If? reviewer. My Vintage Summer uses three stages of Elizabeth's life to give a vivid, kaleidoscopic view of England in the early 1980s ... Read full review

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About the author (2008)

Jane Elmor has lived most of her life in London, where her occupations have included playing in bands, dealing in vintage clothes, co-writing/producing a comedy musical in fringe theatre and composing for short films and TV ... amongst other things. My Vintage Summer is her first novel.

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