By (author) Gilda O'Neill
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Playing Around by Gilda O'Neill
Book DescriptionLondon in the 1960s, and the city is swinging - what could be more exciting than being eighteen? But there is a dark side to Soho...Angie is eighteen years old, and, with the help of a mini skirt, a pair of false eyelashes and a tube of pale pink lipstick, has made herself into a beauty. She's living in London in the Swinging Sixties, and knows she's in the best city in the world at the best possible time. She's got that world at her pretty, white-booted feet as she dances the night away with every handsome bloke on the booming, strobe-lit floor of the Canvas Club. She's heard all the scare stories of course, about what drink, drugs and discotheques can do to young girls, but Angie knows she's different. After all, she's only playing around. But that was before that rainy night, when Angie got into the big, shiny car, leaving her friend Jackie in Soho to find her own way home.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780099279976
(178mm x 110mm x 24mm)
Imprint: Arrow Books Ltd
Publish Date: 3-Aug-2000
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Gilda O'Neill
Secrets of the Heart, Paperback (July 2008)
They believed it would never happen again. They hoped it would be over by Christmas...Britain is at war and the proximity of the docks means that life in and around London's Turnbury Buildings is hard and dangerous. Chances are taken, people have secrets, hearts are broken. And feelings about foreigners are running high.
Rough Justice, Paperback (March 2007)
The Flanagans, the Tanners and the Lovells live in the Turnbury Building. Nell Flanagan is married to Stephen, a brute of a man. Nell hides the abuse she has suffered at his hands from her children. Martin Lovell admires Nell. When he sees Stephen attacking Nell, he can stand back no longer, but his actions have repercussions for all the families.
Lost Voices, Paperback (November 2006)
In the 1940s, nearly a quarter of a million East Londoners decamped annually for the hopfields of Kent. Most of the pickers were women, who would take their children and other dependent relatives to stay in the hoppers' huts on the farms. This book records the memories of some of them, in their own words.
Of Woman Born, Paperback (April 2005)» View all books by Gilda O'Neill
For Lisa O'Donnell, the past is a dangerous place. Born into a world dominated by her father's notorious reputation, even her name marks her out. But Lisa's determined to make a new life for herself and so, adopting a false identity, she takes a respectable job in the city.
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