She's Leaving Home
In Britain the drab 50s are giving way to the lively 60s and the young sense it. Martha is growing up in a northern town not unlike Stockport. Her father is projectionist at a cinema which is sensing decline. She escapes to a new life in Liverpool.
With shades of Billy Liar, and Absolute Beginners, this novel captures that longing for freedom often experienced.
- Publishing Details:
- Virago, 2011