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This is an auction for AN EDUCATION by Lynn Barber.

"Candid, unsentimental and extremely funny. I read it in one glorious go, laughing and crying throughout."
- Zoe Heller

Amazon.com reviews:

"When the journalist Lynn Barber was 16, she was picked up at a bus-stop by an attractive older man who drew up in his sports car - and her life was almost wrecked. A bright confident girl, on course to go to Oxford, she began a relationship which, incredibly, was encouraged by her conventional, suburban parents and which took her into the louche, semi-criminal world of west London just as the 1960s began. Ruin beckoned, until one day she made an important discovery."

"FIVE STARS!!! I adored this book. I'm a little surprised that the first part (about the author's teenage affair with a much older, secretly-married man) has caused such a stir and had a film made of it. Although the story of her adolescent years is riveting, for me the best of the book starts when Lynn Barber meets her future husband. Her story of their love, marriage and parenthood is fascinating, moving, and beautifully written. Every word she writes when describing his subsequent ill-health and her eye-wateringly candid reaction to it is perfect. Lynn Barber carved a career writing about her interviews with famous personalities and these radiate not only with her superb, precise writing skill, but also her amazingly perceptive eye to the real character of the interviewee. Reading 'An Education' reveals her monumental autobiographical skills and my only wish was that the book had been much, much longer. I hope there's a Part Two, with her 'take' on widowhood, ageing, etc."

More very favourable reviews on Amazon.com.

Paperback 2009.

182 pages.

Eight pages of photographs.

Very good condition.

The cost of shipping is $4.95.

There is of course no charge for shipping if you collect this book from my shop in Palmerston North following the auction.

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