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This book contains a marvellous insight into life in Northern Ireland of a middle class girl, which has been hardly portrayed before, except in the novels of the excellent writer Deirdre Madden. It is captivating for this reason alone. Those of us who live in non-war situations cannot suspect the emotional effects on those whose daily routine is fear. The book is also an easy and often funny introduction into the world of psychoanalysis and opens up the mystery of what happens during sessions. Finally, it is a book to which everyone can relate and can be easily read curled up on the sofa!... the trauma of adolescence, the insecurity of womanhood, the joys and difficulties of modern life.