Marigold Green calls herself 'hideous, quaint and barmy'. Other people calle her Bilgewater, a corruption of Bill's daughter. Growing up in a boys' school where her father is housemaster, she is convinced of her own plainness and peculiarity. Groomed by the wise and loving Paula, upstaged by bad, beautiful Grace and ripe for seduction by entirely the wrong sort of boy, she suffers extravagantly and comically in her pilgrimage through the turbulent, twilight world of alarming adolescence
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She does fiction as it should be done, with confidence and insight -- Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie * Observer * Lively....excellent * The TIMES * One of the funniest, most entertaining, most unusual stories about young love * EVENING STANDARD * A striking story * TLS *
About Jane Gardam
Jane Gardam has been awarded the Heywood Hill Literary Prize for a lifetime's contribution to the enjoyment of literature; has twice won a Whitbread Award and has been shortlisted for the Booker Prize.
Bilgewater by Jane Gardam
Used - Very Good
Little, Brown Book Group
Winner of David Higham Prize for Fiction 1975
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