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Room For A Single Lady

Room For A Single Lady

To Eugene Rafferty, girls are like money – they have to be saved. Despite living in 1950s Dublin, his three daughters, Bridie, Kitty and Rose, seem doomed to a Victorian childhood. However, as fortunes decline the Rafferty’s are forced to take in lodgers and these independent but eccentric outsiders introduce the girls to new experiences – sex and superstition, of spite, of true love and tragedy. For in a world caught between the aftershock of the war and the transforming liberalism of the 1960s there are two states of womanhood: single, and caught up in the comic and desperate search for a suitable husband, or married and enduring the claustrophobia of suburban life. Evoking the magic of childhood and adolescence with rare subtlety, wit and warmth, ROOM FOR A SINGLE LADY is both delightfully comic and genuinely moving.
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Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Modern & Contemporary Fiction (post C 1945)

On Sale: 20th August 1998

Price: £12.99

ISBN-13: 9780349109015


A sharp eye for detail that makes reading Boylan's work such a pleasure
This enchanting book, so evocative of the moods and sensations of childhood has the bite of pure gold
Witty ... beautifully written
Boylan writes like an angel, but an angel with a knowing eye