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Dear Doctor Lily

3.45  ·  Rating Details ·  29 Ratings  ·  3 Reviews
When two young women, Lily and Ida, meet on a flight to America they embark on a relationship that is to see them through two very different marriages and is to bring them comfort and distress, joy and tragedy, in equal measure as the years unfold.
ebook, 448 pages
Published October 28th 2011 by Bloomsbury Reader (first published 1988)
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Mary
Feb 21, 2012 Mary rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Anyone who enjoys contemporary fiction
Recommended to Mary by: Paperback Swap
Two young women, Lily and Ida, meet on a flight to America and embark on a friendship that will see them through two very different marriages, and will bring them much comfort and distress, joy and heartache throughout the years as their friendship unfolds. I have to say that I really loved this book. It was extremely nostalgic for me to read. I give this book an A+!
Sue
Jan 25, 2008 Sue rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction, read-2001
Two women meet by chance on a plane, and an unlikely but long-lasting freidnship is formed. Interesting people, and quite readable but a bit slow-moving.
Lesley
Dec 23, 2016 Lesley marked it as gave-up  ·  review of another edition
This is just not doing it for me for some reason. Also, I began to realise that I had read it before - probably around the time it came out? - and couldn't remember much about it, except a vague feeling that I hadn't enjoyed it then, either.
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From the publisher: MONICA DICKENS, born in 1915, was brought up in London. Her mother's German origins and her Catholicism gave her the detached eye of an outsider; at St Paul's Girls' School she was under occupied and rebellious. After drama school she was a debutante before working as a cook. One Pair of Hands (1937), her first book, described life in the kitchens of Kensington. It was the firs ...more
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