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From the bestselling author of The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

At school they called her Porky on account of the pigs her family kept outside their bungalow near Heathrow. But she felt no different – not until she realised she was losing her innocence in a way that none of her friends could possibly imagine. Only a child robbed of her childhood can know too late what it mean
Paperback, 240 pages
Published November 4th 2004 by Vintage (first published 1983)
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A hard book to read, but very well written.
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This is an early Moggach I believe. An interesting narrative with genuine and very familiar settings.
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This was a lot more dark and serious than a lot of Deborah Moggach's other work, and I found it a lot more difficult to get into. It was a harder read, too, as very little is actually explained, you have to read between the lines. ...more
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Deborah Moggach is a British writer, born Deborah Hough on 28 June 1948. She has written fifteen novels to date, including The Ex-Wives, Tulip Fever, and, most recently, These Foolish Things. She has adapted many of her novels as TV dramas and has also written several film scripts, including the BAFTA-nominated screenplay for Pride & Prejudice. She has also written two collections of short stories ...more

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