Marigold, the daughter of a boarding-school housemaster and firmly convinced of her own plainness and slow-wittedness, envies the confidence and style of the headmaster's daughter and is surprised by the attentions of two popular boys at the school
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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.Review:
A striking story * TLS * One of the funniest, most entertaining, most unusual stories about young love * EVENING STANDARD * Lively....excellent * The TIMES * She does fiction as it should be done, with confidence and insight -- Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie * Observer *
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