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A Young Woman's Guide to Carrying On
After another row with her mother, Kathryn collects her belongings and slams the door for the final time. It’s 1974 and the beginning of a new life – but how much can Kathryn really leave behind?
She takes a live-in job as a waitress at a country house, working alongside the outrageous Dee-Dee. Both 17, and both with their own tragic past, they learn how to bag a bloke, get through testing times and even how to get on the property ladder.
A Young Woman’s Guide to Carrying On is a tender, witty and wise novel of love, adultery, second chances and questionable parenting.
Heart-warming and heart breaking in equal measure.
Reading Group Reviews:
‘This was a fantastic book. Well written, the author did a fantastic job of carrying you through all the emotions of the characters and didn’t let them do the ‘right thing’. Nothing in real life is straight forward and we often go down a path that we regret later.’
‘Fantastic book! I will definitely recommend it to my family and friends.’
‘Made me laugh out loud – reminded me of my own family in many ways.’
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