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How to build a girl

Author: Caitlin Moran
Publisher: London : Ebury Press, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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As beautiful as it is funny, 'How to Build a Girl' is a brilliant coming-of-age novel in Dr Martens and ripped tights, that captures perfectly the terror and joy of trying to discover exactly who it is you are going to be.
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Genre/Form: Bildungsromans
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Caitlin Moran
ISBN: 9780091949006 0091949009 9780091949020 0091949025 9780091949013 0091949017
OCLC Number: 879398076
Awards: Short-listed for Specsavers National Book Awards 2014 (UK)
Description: 343 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: 1990. Johanna Morrigan, 14, has shamed herself so badly on local TV that she decides that there's no point in being Johanna anymore and reinvents herself as Dolly Wilde --
fast-talking, hard-drinking Gothic hero and full-time Lady Sex Adventurer! She will save her poverty stricken Bohemian family by becoming a writer --
like Jo in Little Women, or the Brontes --
but without the dying young bit. By 16, she's smoking cigarettes, getting drunk and working for a music paper. But what happens when Johanna realises she's built Dolly with a fatal flaw?
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"spirited coming of age novel romps from strength to strength...I'm a Moran fan" -- Lionel Shriver * The Times * "rude, big-hearted, wise-cracking novel" -- Christina Patterson * The Sunday Times * Read more...

 
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