London in the 1960s. Four little girls have swallowed the dream that they can be anyone and anything, from Grace Kelly to the sole owner of that morning's gobstopper. This is the story of Mala and her gang, of London and growing up, of toys and boys, tears and fears, love and loss.
Mala is eight years old in 1966 and Bayswater is her oyster as far as she and her three best friends are concerned. In spite of being poor - Beth is the daughter of a prostitute, Caroline s parents are Chinese waiters and Jan s Irish drunks, while Mala s mother is a Ceylonese immigrant single mother who cleans for a living - and being visited regularly by the social, the girls know that life is great and it s only going to get better . . .
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A truely gorgeous book unhackneyed, genuinely touching. Read it if you have any taste at all. This is chick lit at its finest - MinxA wonderfully upbeat story celebrating optimism and friendship; Perera's love for the London of her childhood is completely infectious - The Express - Alex MitchellA beautifully told tale of the girls' struggle to take control of their futures - CompanyLively first novel. Perera writes winningly about budding young girls, and recalls the feel-good innocence of the 19702 with brio - Independent on SundayThere is a warmth and tenderness towards all the characters in this optimistic, entertaining story - Sunday MirrorThere is a warmth and tenderness towards all the characters in this optimistic, entertaining story - Sunday Mirror
About Shyama Perera
Shyama Perera was the first Sri Lankan child to be born in Moscow. Her mother brought her to England in 1962, in vain pursuit of her father. Now a writer and broadcaster, she lives in north-west London with her daughters, Nushy and Tushy..
Haven't Stopped Dancing Yet by Shyama Perera
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