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Together each with her own agenda the girls find their lives inextricably entangled with fatal conseuences A highly accomplished startling debut The Finest Type of English Womanhood is a chilling portrait of racial tension social immorality betrayal and love and an assured and atmospheric examination of the end of innocen it was well written i guess as it did pull me in and I carried on reading as wanted to find out what happened However didnt particu

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The Finest Type of English Womanhood

It's 1946 and seventeen year old Laura Trelling is stagnating in her dilapidated Sussex family home while her uietly eccentric parents slip further into isolation Then she meets Paul Lovell a chance encounter that will change the course of her destiny and bring her a new life in pre apartheid South Africa Three years earl This is the sort of book that you can end up with when your bookstore is running a buy two get one free deal You ve picked up the

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Ier and many miles north sixteen year old Gay Gibson is no less desperate to escape England Gay's heart is set on stardom but first she must find a way out of Birkenhead and the dreary prospect of secretarial college When their paths cross in Johannesburg Laura is exposed to Gay's wild life of parties and liaisons Thrown The title and the front cover of this book I despise and it initially put me off reading it as it gives the book a very mumsy look


10 thoughts on “The Finest Type of English Womanhood

  1. says:

    This is the sort of book that you can end up with when your bookstore is running a buy two get one free deal You’ve picked up the two that you want to read and are looking for the third free one The choices ar

  2. says:

    Sitting on the just returned trolley this book grabbed my attention as I walked further into the library I was encouraged to read due to the blurb The book begins in bleak postwar England a young girl Laura is disillusioned with her life She meets a wealthy gentleman at a party and the pair fall in love They then

  3. says:

    Recommended by one of the ladies at Dummer Book Club and considerably easier to read than DickensAlthough the book is actually based on the true events of the murder of a young actress called Gay Gibson for me the main story was of a very english girl from the country saved from her crumbling family estate and boringly damp parents by a ide

  4. says:

    In the late 1940s the paths of two young Englishwomen cross when they move to start new lives in South Africa Laura has uickly met and married Paul so must move in with his parents and put up with her husband's many absences and political ideas Gay wants a career on stage and screen and doesn't care how she gets itThe jumping off point for t

  5. says:

    A debut novel by author Rachel Heath which as I found out after having read the book actually combines fact with fiction the

  6. says:

    The title and the front cover of this book I despise and it initially put me off reading it as it gives the book a very mumsy look But I'm glad I continued The cover did not do the book justice The story is original and interesting It is the story of two girls from England who both end up in South Africa Initially it is like to separate accounts and then the lives of the two girls become intertwined Laura is at first ver

  7. says:

    it was well written i guess as it did pull me in and I carried on reading as wanted to find out what happened However didnt particularly like the book; not one character was likeable and all were very flawed BAck cover said

  8. says:

    There is something so satisfying in these types of books I've loved them since i was a pre teen Victoria Holt used to do it too the heroine is odd and misunderstood victimized by everyone and in the end well I won't spoil it strangely satisfying

  9. says:

    Apparently based on a notorious murder trial from 1947 this is a leisurely but intriguing tale of thwarted hope The stirrings of Apartheid in post war South Africa are disturbing as is the general bottled up emotions and

  10. says:

    A good idea for a novel being based on a true story but I found it sooo slow going at the beginning It perked up but not enough for me

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