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Follies [Kindle Edition]

Rosie Thomas
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)

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FOLLIES IS ONE OF FOURTEEN FANTASTIC ROSIE THOMAS BACKLIST TITLES ON THE ARROW LIST

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From the bestselling author of The Kashmir Shawl. Available on ebook for the first time.

They were three modern women. They came to Oxford University full of hopes and dreams and would leave forever changed.

Helen: shy, quiet and hopelessly in love with Lord Oliver Mortimore, the dazzling, self-destructive blond who lives for fast cars, drink and drugs.

Chloe: glamorous and confident, abandoning a high-powered career and broken affair, obsessively drawn to her philandering English professor.

Pansy: stunning heiress and aspiring actress, driven to prove she is more than an irresistible magnet to the men who flock to her.

Together for one unforgettable year, they would share a lifetime of emotions and a very special friendship…


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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1423 KB
  • Print Length: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Harper (27 Feb 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00HPN3KU2
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #4,782 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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35 of 35 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Absorbing 14 Jun 2004
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
Never have I been so engrossed in a book before, I literally could not put it down and read it in one day whilst on holiday. Its by far the best book I've read in a long time. Rosie Thomas seems to have a way of making it seem so real and like the characters really are living through what the story is telling. Its all about a year at oxford and the stories of 3 young girls as they journey through this year together. I'd highly recommend it as an insight into human relationships and also how very special frienships can bring you pain and happiness. Absolutely brilliant, I'll be looking through Amazon now to find other books by Rosie Thomas.
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25 of 25 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Follies 9 Jan 2005
By Katrina
Format:Paperback
I am a big fan of Rosie Thomas. I have just finished reading Follies in two days I just could not put it down.I felt like I was living in Oxford with Helen, Chloe and Pansy.
The style of Rosie Thomas really makes it so real she writes so beautiful with such feeling I would recomend Follies to all Rosie Thomas fans as a must read, and share in the lives of the three modern women while at Oxford University.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A long standing favourite author. 2 Oct 2011
Format:Paperback
I am a long time fan of the writing of this author. In fact I have been reading her novels for nearly thirty years,gulp can it really be that long! A writer whose style of writing is now appealing to a new generation of young women.
`Follies' was originally published in 1983 but for some reason I never got around to reading it then. It was republished in 2004 and I was delighted to track a copy down on Bookmooch a few months ago. It is three years since I last read one of her novels and although this one might be considered a little dated it reminded me of how much I enjoy her writing. I must catch up on the rest of her back titles that remain unread as soon as I can. Her writing makes you feel you are living in the setting of the book with the characters as friends, `Follies' was no exception.
The story set in the 1980's is about three modern young women, students at Oxford University. Reading this you need to remember that at the time this was written the protagonists Helen, Chloe and Pansy were typical of the era, although their behaviour might seem dated to younger readers, it does ring true. Young women then did seem to be dominated much more so by the men in their lives than they would be nowadays.
Together for one unforgettable year, the girls share a time of mixed emotions and friendships.
Whilst it might not be a particularly memorable read, for me it was perfect transportation to a city I like and an era I recall well, perfect reading for a summer afternoon, well written womens fiction.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing! 26 Oct 2007
Format:Paperback
This is by far the best book i have ever read. Totally engrossing and mesmorising, it took me through a whole range a emotions. I didnt want it to end!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars follies 20 Aug 2003
Format:Paperback
follies has been the best book i've read for a long time. when you first pick it up it is slow to start but once your into it you wont put it down. you really start to feel what the characters are all feeling, and most of us have probably been through something similar so you can relate to them.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Bittersweet. 22 Aug 2014
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
A mix of bridesmaid revisited and Jane Austen. The sad character of Oliver echoed that of Sebastian Flight. Does Oxford do that to many? Yes it does in my experience. I have known the Oliver/ Sebastian characters. The misunderstanding between Helen and Tom is reminiscent of Jane Austen 's books too. Having said that I couldn't put the book down. Rosie Thomas is an amazing writer who pulls you in and you cannot escape. I am just sad that I have finished it.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Very readable 27 July 2014
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Not with the skill of The Kashmir Shawl but a very readable novel. Some of the relationships are a bit far fetched but one can imagine that within the hallowed walls of Oxford the characters have existed. Glad I chose this one in contrast to the Kashmir Shawl, which was a reading group book enjoyed by all.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable Read 1 July 2014
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Good as usual Rosie Thomas books but not my favourite too much description of characters E.g.Deep blue eyes etc etc (a bit `Mills & Boon) but still a good read .
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Yes.
Rosie Thomas always fab, and the books are always different with plausible people.
Published 2 hours ago by Jill Hubbard
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
Enjoyed the book , disappointed at the lack of detail in the ending
Published 1 month ago by jane Dennison
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Yes another good book - great authori
Published 2 months ago by Decodancer
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Brilliant !!!! Another great book from Rosie Thomas
Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
2.0 out of 5 stars Story great but not proof read!
Another well told story from Rosie Thomas. Such a shame to be interrupted over and over again by bad proof editing.
Published 3 months ago by Mrs S Telfer
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Good holiday reading,
but could have ended earlier. Nowhere near as good as"The Kashmir Shawl"
Published 4 months ago by AGP
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Been a fan of Rosie Thomas quite a while and this does not fail.
Published 4 months ago by Binky
2.0 out of 5 stars Surprisingly tedious
I love Rosie Thomas usually, but this book was predictable and unfortunately quite tedious. It cannot be compared with The Kashmir Shawl, The Midnight Sun or White, possibly... Read more
Published 6 months ago by Deeds
5.0 out of 5 stars Obviously one of her early books 1983? She has grown over the...
Realised that it was one of her first books from the pattern of writing .Will wait for her next book..thought that this was a new one.. Read more
Published 6 months ago by hamilton
2.0 out of 5 stars Lust
In my view this book was a load of rubbish with no real storyline. Extremely boring and very outdated. I shall never read another book by Rosie Thomas
Published 7 months ago by Sweet Pea
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