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  • Paperback: 230 pages
  • Publisher: Bronwyn Editions; 2nd Revised edition (12 Sept. 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0956299318
  • ISBN-13: 978-0956299314
  • Product Dimensions: 21 x 1.3 x 14.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,071,346 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I was born in June 1946, one of the first 'Baby Boomers'. I always wanted to write, ever since I first learned to do it, by which time I joined the library at the age of 6 and read myself silly.
At first it was poetry; I never, ever thought I could write stories, apart from the odd essay in school, until 1987 when, suddenly inspired by my own children, I decided to write a book. This first attempt was giggly to say the least ~ full of typos and bad grammar. Even my kids had to put me straight. I actually typed the word: fierce 12 times on the first page! My vocabulary was that limited and I was sooo out of practice.
Undaunted and still driven, I proceeded to write 5 novels between 1987 and 1988, only one of which has ever been published (Bobby's Girl), or even typed. Most of these are still scribbled in notebooks, stuck in the loft acquiring cobwebs. Of course I went through the usual hopeful phase of all new authors, implicitly following the rules, sending to only one publisher at a time, waiting a decent interval, always sending a SAE, and thereby collecting enough rejection slips to wallpaper my house.
After doing a short story course, I quickly learned what was wrong with me. I wasn't writing 'for the market'. This meant that none of my books slotted easily into accepted genres. Most of them were a mix of sci-fi, fantasy, romance, ancient history, or mythology. So I just didn't fit anywhere, even though I knew instinctively that the world of readership was ready for a fresh outlook -- it just wasn't ready for my mix-up of genres.
I still firmly believed that one day it would be, but in the meantime I had a living to earn at my newspaper (admin/copy-runner) job, though I still continued to write whenever I had the time.
It was only in 2006, when I finally retired to take up full-time writing, that I decided what my true niche would be. I would not only write with abandon, I would also self publish and help others to do the same. Now I am completely happy in my work, I have 14 books selling on Amazon and can thumb my nose at all those Big publishers who only care about profit rather than recognising talent. Okay, so I don't make much money, but that is hardly the point. I am Bronwyn Editions and am committed to helping other new authors and readers to find them.
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Bernie Morris was born in 1946 and raised in Londons East End. She was educated at Notre Dame Convent in Southwark. Although she always wrote poems, Bernie never thought of seriously writing until 1987, when she wrote 6 novels in the space of a year. This is one of them. Apart from writing, Bernies leisure-time pursuits include: astrology; drawing; compiling crosswords, dingbats, and really daft jokes. She is married to a wonderful man (Bob), who reads all her work, puts up with her jokes, and even does the shopping. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.


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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By TwoFromTx on 25 Jun. 2015
Format: Kindle Edition
Five years ago I could make the statement, "I don't read Y/A books," however since reading my first, I've become quite fond of many and find most leave me feeing happy for having read them. Bobby's Girls is one of those timeless reads that grabbed me with its Amazon description, and then kept me awake at night.

As an American, I'm enticed by British authors, and simply adore reading descriptions and learning various terminology, which author Bernie Morris does splendidly. Bobby's Girl will tug at your heartstrings, and leave you thinking about the characters long after you've finished this outstanding read.

Morris created memorable characters in Kate and Jon, who sent me through a range of emotions and had me feeling like I was reading a novel that will withstand time and gain new readers every week if not every day. It's that good! There is much, much more to this book than the innocence of first love, aftermath of war, and even gang activities, so I felt the author did a brilliant job introducing readers to unfamiliar doings, that again, ripped at a variety of emotions.

So many storylines were interwoven in Bobby's Girl, I have to wonder if author Morris walked a few miles in Kate's shoes.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Pix on 4 April 2010
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B. Morris has created a masterpiece. That is what springs to my mind when I think of this book. From the start of Bobby's Girl you connect with her teenage self and are left riding the roller-coaster of emotions right along with the main character. I find that there is an amazing connection between all the characters and she keeps you thinking the whole way through the book. In my mind this book will stand the test of time and has won its right to stay on my bookshelf. It will be something that I will be really loving this book forever and will be passing word around about this book.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By I.D.Blind on 28 Jun. 2013
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This is one of the best books I have read in the last few years. I didn't know people still wrote like this and created stories so strong that literally took your breath away. I know I may sound cliché, but that's how I felt about this story.

Beautiful, touching, and sensitive. Even the fact that I had guessed the outcome very early did not make it less gripping and emotive. It was not about the outcome, not about the ending, but about the feelings and emotions, about the innocence and longevity of the first love.
The author just dug into my heart and touched every string inside.

Now add super, outstanding writing, and there is a book that cannot disappoint.
If this book receives the attention it deserves, I will not be surprised to see it on the shelf with classics one day.

Let me finish my review citing a short passage from the book:
"Times changed and people changed, and you could never go back to the way things were and find them to be the same."

This sentence fitted so well to the mood of the book. Times were changing indeed. And life had changed, too. It would never be the same for our girl, but then nothing can be the same for any of us. Even yesterday can't be the same as today.

This book touched me to the depth of my heart. I know I will be thinking about it for a very long time.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Pam Howes on 10 Mar. 2010
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I did a review for this novel already but as it hasn't appeared I'll post another one. Bobby's Girl is a lovely trip down the memory lane of rock'n'roll and teenage angst. Although sad at times, and believe me, young though she is, you will feel Kate's pain, there are some humorous passages too. The young love between Jon and Kate is well handled by the author as is the very real feelings Bobby has for our heroine. Bobby and his friends are keeping a terrible secret from Kate and once this secret is out, her whole world changes. Her hopes and dreams for the future are gone, then Bobby steps in.... At times I felt I was intruding by reading Kate's diaries, there's a very real feeling to this story. Well done, Helen.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By John McKay - Author of One Brit One Bike One Big Country on 14 April 2010
Format: Paperback
It was hard to decide whether to give this book four or five stars. It's a fantastic read with great detail, but probably not one for the fella's. I decided it wouldn't be fair for me to not give it five stars as I doubt it was written for the male market and truly deserves full credit.

The book sets out what it intends to do.... give an insight into the mind of a teenage girl who has fallen in love at an early age (maybe too early!). It follows her progress through the timespan when she is growing up in post-war London and all the normal problems a child might encounter at that time.

If I am going to offer something I didn't like it was the length of time we waited to find out what happened to 'Jon' and also the ending - but I DO FULLY APPRECIATE the ending was written for a completely different sort of person than me.

So... If you're a lady that likes the romantic stuff, this book is definitely for you!!! BUY IT. You'll love it!!!
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