Hopscotch & Handbags: The Truth about Being a Girl Paperback – 29 May 2008
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'Intelligent, wonderfully written and extremely funny... a joyous book' (India Knight, Sunday Times)
HOPSCOTCH & HANDBAGS is a riotous journey through girlhood into womanhood, covering family, friendships and first snogs, whilst not forgetting to take in all the really important stuff - like how how to negotiate the minefield of the female body and why it's never good to weep at work.See all Product description
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The real highlights for me were the parts about friendships in primary school; 24 hours in the life of a co-habiting couple; the danger that you will one day turn into your mother; and first experiences of clothes and make-up. Magan reminisces about the time when you had to save up for a piece of clothing that your mother refused to buy you and saved every scrap of pocket money to buy cheap cosmetics that could only be removed with a sand-blaster (Oh dear, I remember it well!) I too tried to make perfume, in a jam jar, with rose petals and water only to be left with something murky and foul smelling.
Perhaps the most worrying section was the one that comes at the end of the book about indicators that you are now a `woman.' Although it did come as something of a relief to know that there is someone else out there who gets a sense of pride from a well-pegged line of washing. Sad but true!
A brilliant book. Highly recommended.
I did. It didn't.
Do read it. It really will make you smile.
I enjoyed Lucy's writing and it made me laugh out loud. I would recommend this book particularly for anyone who grew up during the 1980s as the references have a poignant resonance.
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