To Be Read.
The L-Shaped Room by Lynne Reid Banks
Published in 1960 by Chatto & Windus
My copy: Second-hand copy
Pregnant by accident, kicked out of home by her father, 27-year-old Jane Graham goes to ground in the sort of place she feels she deserves – a bug-ridden boarding-house attic in Fulham. She thinks she wants to hide from the world, but finds out that even at the bottom of the heap, friends and love can still be found, and self-respect is still worth fighting for.
I’ve been meaning to read this book for many years and I’m glad I finally got round to it. Set in London in the late 1950s, Jane is pregnant and unmarried, and finds herself homeless when her father kicks her out of home. She faces prejudice from many corners – yet finds she is strangely accepted in the rundown boarding…
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