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Rubyfruit Jungle
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on 10 October 2017
From the offset I was drawn to the main character. Her feisty and unrelenting need for justice and equal treatment made her a forced to be reconned with. The story followed at a pace which felt natural and unforced. This is not only a book about lesbian realisation and experiences , but more importantly a piece which deals with all aspects of social injustices, Sexism, Racism, Homophobia and Social classes. Thoroughly enjoyed the book and would recommend to anyone looking to read a book that encaptures the struggles faced by a poor, female, lesbian raised by n a time without tolerance.
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on 18 June 2016
Pleasantly surprised by this book. The first three quarters of the book held my attention well, but the end became a little predictable. Worth the read.
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on 19 September 2014
A great story written by an amazingly talented writer. If you read this from a LGBT point of thinking, you will be cheering our heroine on. If you read it from a totally straight point of view, you will come away a wiser and happier reader.
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on 9 November 2015
If you've bought this b/c of Educating Rita you'll love it!
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on 18 February 2015
Molly is a great character. I first read this book many years ago. Loved it then love it now. Very funny.
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on 28 November 2013
Second-hand version bought on a wim as it was the only book Rita had read in the BBC's afternoon theatre's wonderful production of ''Educating Rita''. Was delighted to only pay 1p for it.....have only just started reading...thank you for speedy delivery and my copy of a book which is in good nic and is transporting me to another world...just as it did for Rita !!
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on 29 July 2015
As described
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on 13 September 2017
not for me
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on 18 January 2018
Quite damaged book when received. but could read it. not conform to description
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on 27 December 2013
Rita Mae West's controversial novel detailing the `fictional' Molly Bolt's sexual awakening and consequent blitz through various institutions and lovers, remains potent stuff, although in today's climate of civil partnerships, gay pride, and wholesale acceptance of homosexuality throughout Western culture, it has lost much of its power to shock. The book's real charm however, is its depiction of a devil-may-care heroine, persistently thumbing her nose at society, and insisting on independence and parity on her own terms - surely a great mandate for how we should all aim to live our lives?
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