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She's Leaving Home Paperback – 2 Jul 1998

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  • Paperback: 672 pages
  • Publisher: Sphere; New Ed edition (2 July 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0751522732
  • ISBN-13: 978-0751522730
  • Product Dimensions: 10.9 x 4.3 x 17.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,077,066 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Energetic, deeply heartfelt and reliably readable (THE TIMES)

What a story...how well she recaptures that time (Fay Weldon)

A vivid account of adolescence and its conflicting passions (MAIL ON SUNDAY)

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A masterly novel of a girl's wish for self-fulfillment in the Liverpool of the Sixties - and the Beatles.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mary_10 on 28 Oct. 2008
Format: Paperback
Helen Majinsky is sixteen, Jewish and confused. She is also in love, like every Merseyside schoolgirl, with four mop-topped young men, seduced by the Cavern Club and the exciting sound of 1963. In the year The Beatles have the world at their feet, Helen dreams secretly of reaching university and leaving Liverpool.

Her Liverpool. Her world. For a grammar school girl to even consider a future outside the city is to break taboos stronger than the Mersey undertow, and as the prospect of a place at Oxbridge shimmers into view, Helen knows she is restrained by the very forces of stability she longs to escape. But when love intervenes, with Michael Levison, a locally stationed US serviceman, Helen finds the means to break the chains of the old life, and her guide through the hidden dangers of the new....
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By chrisendean@hotmail.com on 18 July 2001
Format: Paperback
i thouroughly enjoyed this book and was able to emphasise with the characters and cared what happened to them it was very well written and captured the difficulties facing young people especially women, at that time. i was disapointed to finish the book and found myself wondering what happened to helen and her family
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A really good read with what appeared to be quite a bit of autobiography in it. Left me wondering why relgious groups make such a difficult life for themselves (and, not in this case, for others)
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