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Currie, Edwina. SHE'S LEAVING HOME - Little,Brown & Co. 1997

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She's Leaving Home by Edwina Currie. 1997 - Little,Brown & Co.. For sale is a first edition, first printing. fine used hardback book in a fine dust jacket.

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For sale is a fine hardback copy of the novel, She's Leaving Home by Edwina Currie, published in 1997 by Little,Brown & Co..

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Title She's Leaving Home
Author Edwina Currie
Publisher Little,Brown & Co.
Edition First UK edition, first printing
Copyright Year 1997
ISBN 0316640174
Cover Price 16.99
No. Pages 432
Dimensions 24 cm x 16 cm
Weight (kg) 0.76

The book is a first edition, first printing as evidenced by no mention of later editions on the copyright page.

The book has navy blue boards and gold lettering. The boards have no knocks or signs of wear. Internally there are no marks or inscriptions. The pages are clean and white, have no tears or creases, and the binding is tight and square.

The fine dust jacket is complete showing the original cover price of £16.99.

Overall a fine copy of a novel by a popular author.

The book is not an ex library book, it has no remainder marks or publisher's stamps.


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Edwina Currie

Edwina is now a well-known author. Her ten books include four non-fiction: 'Life Lines', published in 1989, on her time as Health Minister; 'What Women Want' (1990), essays on women's role; 'Three Line Quips' (1992), wit from the House of Commons, and in October 2002, 'Diaries 1987-92' which gives a unique insider's view of life in Westminster during the Thatcher and early Major years.

'Diaries 1992-1997' covering the years of sleaze and corruption in the House of Commons, and the rise of Blair and New Labour, will be published by Little, Brown (UK) in April 2005.



Synopsis of this title

Teenage schoolgirl Helen Majinsky and her friend Colette are part of a small circle that entertains hopes of leaving Liverpool through the route of college entrance. They play truant from school to see the Beatles play the cavern and they think of boyfriends. But there are forces as dark as the undertow of the Mersey and Helen's relationship with her admired father, diffident mother and feckless younger brother and their desire to keep their aspiring daughter within the family unit, are an inhibition to her dreams of leaving. It is when Helen meets a handsome American serviceman from the local base at Burtonwood that she realises her schoolgirl evasions are not enough, forcing her to confront awkward realities. Through him she finds the means to break the chains of the old life, and her guide through the hidden dangers of the new.

Reviews of this title

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'Energetic, deeply heartfelt and reliably readable' THE TIMES

'What a story...how well she recaptures that time' Fay Weldon

'A vivid account of adolescence and its conflicting passions' MAIL ON SUNDAY


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