- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 580 KB
- Print Length: 196 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Crooked Cat Publishing (4 Aug. 2015)
- Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B012TODCZO
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Average Customer Review: 18 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #40,954 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Top Customer Reviews
Terry is the typical Jack-the-lad with lots of experience and plenty of confidence. Or is he? Carol-Anne is nervous, but not for the reason Terry might suppose. Mark is supposed to be pairing off with Jeanette, but does his heart lie elsewhere? And Jeanette is carrying a secret that is about to shatter all their well-laid plans.
I loved this book. I don't remember much about the sixties, but it really invoked the period for me. Little details, such as the backcombed hair, the job in the record shop, the unexpected problem caused by wearing tights with a mini skirt (!) really drew me in. Even the fact that the two young men had to book into a separate bed and breakfast from the girls showed the difference between that era and today. Going away for the weekend was a very big deal indeed.
The characters are beautifully drawn, and over the course of the story we discover that none of them are as we initially believe them to be. At first, I thought this was going to be a standard "four young people having illicit fun in Brighton" story. Far from it. As events unfold, we see that each of the four is keeping secrets from the others. One of the four is keeping a HUGE secret, and that pressure is about to explode.Read more ›
The basic plot is simple: two boys and their girlfriends travel from the Big Smoke of the 1960s down to Brighton for the "Dirty Weekend" of the title. What could go wrong on this cheap and cheerful trip? Well, more than you'd think. All four of them - beneath the brashness and excitement of being young in the Swinging Sixties - are secretly tormented by lack of confidence or memories of past traumas, finding it hard enough to be honest with themselves, let alone each other.
How these issues are resolved makes for a truly absorbing read that I found impossible to put down as I galloped through to the very satisfying ending, desperate to find out what would happen to the main characters. I also enjoyed the strong vein of humour running through the story, some brilliant descriptions of a weekend away at the chilly British seaside, as well as references to past cultural icons like Chris Farlowe (eeek!!). Not just
a great story but also a trip down Memory Lane!
A brilliantly written, witty and character driven story which will keep you hooked until the end (which I didn't want as I loved the characters so much!).
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This story really captures the spirit of the sixties. It brings back lots of memories! The setting, songs titles and dialogue are very authentic, and I enjoyed reading it.Published 3 months ago by Christina Templeton
This novel about four friends from London who come to Brighton for a weekend was a highly enjoyable read. Read morePublished 7 months ago by SueG
Really enjoyed reading this book. Deirdre Palmer has a real knack for evoking the time and the setting of this 1960's tale of four teenagers out for a good weekend in London and... Read morePublished 11 months ago by Pepperpot
This is a great premise for a story and I loved the way it developed. The setting is fabulous and I really enjoyed reading about Brighton in the Swinging Sixties. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Ms G Tea
I loved this trip down memory lane..It's always a joy to revisit the sixties and this well-written novel was a pleasure to read..Would highly recommend..Published 18 months ago by All Things Sixties
I was transported to the 1960's with Dirty Weekend and enjoyed every moment. I'd forgotten what it was like to be a teenager... Read morePublished 19 months ago by Paige Turner
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