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"Lottie. Of course. This was the ninth of the eighth eighty-nine, marked on her calendar with a red L for Lottie. She had remembered before breakfast and forgotten in the happiness of the day. But, of course, Lottie wouldn't stand for that. Lottie would see to it that she paid. Dearly. Not a stroke this time, not madness or disfiguration. Disgrace this time. Public disgrace.'
Who is Lottie? Mischievous sprite or evil spirit ? Figment or fact? Real or illusory, she weaves her way through the lives of six friends from the 1950s to the present day, bringing change - sometimes creative, sometimes chaotic, impossible to ignore - in her wake. Fen, Rosie, Anna, Maggie, Jo and Smudge - they all feel Lottie's hot breath on their lives.
Jacqueline Jacques' fascinating first novel follows the lives and loves of the girls from the days of beatniks and teddy-boys in Walthamstow through disaster and reconciliation to a powerful resolution in London on the eve of the millennium.
Category: Fiction Novels
First published by Honno in : 1997