Marie

by John McMillan


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$36.95
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Softcover
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Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 2/05/2017

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 224
ISBN : 9781543485288
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 224
ISBN : 9781543485295

About the Book

“The legs were everything—a vision of the elegant beauty and desirability of the feminine form, the bearer of life. Now the algebra was nothing. Those legs were all I needed to know.” It begins with Paul’s fixation with Marie’s legs under a school desk. Soon the two teenagers are together, and she is singing in his group, next stop Top of the Pops. This is a story of two young lovers that unfolds against a background of grammar school and Beatles’s era pop music. It is a time of long, easy summer, new freedom, and sense of fun. But as the young couple finishes school and moves into the adult world, their relationship is threatened by the influence of family and, for Paul, the temptation of an older woman at his place of work. Marie is a humorous and affectionate portrait of life in the 1960s and the psychology of young love in a time of sexual liberation.


About the Author

John Kerr McMillan is an Irish writer resident in England. His previous five novels have been highly praised for their marvellous episodes and descriptions, powerful and detailed observation, vitality of language and a lovely lyricism that seems to come straight from the heart.