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The Audacious Mendacity of Lily Green by [Weiner, Shelley]
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The Audacious Mendacity of Lily Green Kindle Edition

3.8 out of 5 stars 6 customer reviews

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 861 KB
  • Print Length: 262 pages
  • Publisher: Caffeine Nights Publishing (1 Sept. 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00958AK8U
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars 6 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #588,588 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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As the title suggests, this is a tale about telling the truth and telling lies, a clever novel of social comment which made me smile frequently at the spot-on observations. Beneath the humour though, are layers of contradictions, degrees of untruths and some wicked humour.
Lily Green is 34 and a virgin, both in terms of sexuality and deception [circumstances that seem a little unrealistic for her age, but stick with it]. Lily tells her domineering mother that she is engaged to be married, and the story takes off as Lily’s combination of innocence and intuitive reasoning kicks in. Her unsympathetic mother departs on a holiday with ‘the girls’ and once she is gone, Lily wonders who Eva really is. “… Lily had a sense of her mother in masquerade – a series of costumes in which she’d played suburban wife, then grieving widow, and now crone in glad rags. Were the outfits like onion leaves with nothing inside, or as now seemed fleetingly possible, was there someone real beneath the camouflage.”
Just as Lily doesn’t know her mother, she also doesn’t know herself. She tears cuttings from women’s magazines – how to lose weight, how to cook lobster, how to seduce a man – as if she is casting around for behaviour which will give her a clue to her own identity. So she sets off from Hatch End… to London, a journey of 18 miles, hardly a grand adventure. But that’s the point; Lily could make this journey from the house she shares with her mother, but she lacks the self-confidence and ability to assert herself. She knows neither herself, nor her mother, and therefore flounders to find a place in the world. But as she invents a life and personality for herself, she meets other people who tell the truth and tell lies: how can she distinguish between them?
A funny novel which can be read on two levels: a quick poolside read for your holiday, or a social commentary which as you read it will make you review how much you tell the truth. And do you really know your own mother?
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The Audacious Mendacity of Lily Green is an old-fashioned fairy tale told with 21st-century dash and irony. Lily is the the ugly duckling turned self-help glamour puss who lies her way to meeting and may be/may be not marrying her prince. Her fantastic story, told with energy and aphoristic aplomb, sparkles with Dickensian melodrama, wit and plot twists, unravelling neatly to reveal the truth behind the lie...
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This is a joyous and very enjoyable e-read. The characters are well defined and distinct and one feels like an eavesdropper. The plot's well structured and events and incidents flow seamlessly into one another. It really is quite compulsive reading and one feels oneself rooting for Lily, even when, at times, she is scatterbrained. The way in which Shelley Weiner tells us about Lily’s mother demonstrates fine authorial skills What I liked most is the absence of sentimentality and the way the story developed and ended.
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