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Take A Girl Like You by Kingsley Amis (1960)

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After breaking up with her boyfriend of, well, forever, Abigail Wood must learn how to be single from scratch. With his advice, she learns to navigate the bastard-infested waters of the bar scene and practices the art of being bulletproof.

The new Abigail is cocky, calm, composed…but what happens when she meets her match? The book starts with high drama as main character Abigail Wood has a very tearful meltdown in the shower of her hotel suite at the Mandarin Oriental in Hong Kong.

Further drama ensues as a nameless male character swoops to the rescue. It soon becomes clear that said male is not the man Abigail wants to have come running in her hour of need, but before we can find out more the prologue ends and chapter one whisks us back six months to a slightly more controlled Abigail preparing to go on her first date.

He seemed nice enough to me. Abigail is nice and likeable. As Abigail analyses that first disastrous date with flatmate Robert, she realises that she has a dating guru right in front of her.

Then Abigail meets Dave. Dave is the male equivalent of the new Abigail. It is excruciating to watch Abigail trying to maintain her cool detachment as she falls head over heels for Dave. With a well written cast of supporting friends and family, Abigail tries her best to follow the rules that she has created for herself but this is chick lit with a kick and Burgess tells it like it is, which is how we find poor Abigail having her shower-based meltdown.

Her writing style reminds me of American chick lit authors Candace Bushnell and Lauren Weisberger but with more humour and I think Burgess is a refreshing addition to the British chick lit scene. A Girl Like You has a surprisingly romantic ending with a well illustrated message about how to get by as a single girl or guy in A a good read to perk up these dark January nights. Awww… this sounds so adorable. Great review! Name Required. E-mail Required. Powered by WordPress. Designed by.

I really enjoyed this one too, going to get hold of her first book I think! This sounds like fun! Thanks for bringing Gemma Burgess to my attention. Leave a Reply Click here to cancel reply. Follow One More Page. All Rights Reserved.

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Qty :. In the s and '40s in Angelina, California, Satomi is the only girl with one white parent and one Japanese parent. There are Japanese families, but Satomi is neither a part of the white community nor the Japanese one.

Young Jenny Bunn comes to infant-teach outside of London and is quite determined to lose the narrow-minded ideas of her north country home. She is helped on her way by the owners of her digs, Dick and Martha Thompson, a fellow boarder, Anna le Page, assorted acquaintances and Patrick Standish, teaching in a nearby college, who resists falling seriously in love with her.

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TAKE A GIRL LIKE YOU

After breaking up with her boyfriend of, well, forever, Abigail Wood must learn how to be single from scratch. With his advice, she learns to navigate the bastard-infested waters of the bar scene and practices the art of being bulletproof. The new Abigail is cocky, calm, composed…but what happens when she meets her match? The book starts with high drama as main character Abigail Wood has a very tearful meltdown in the shower of her hotel suite at the Mandarin Oriental in Hong Kong. Further drama ensues as a nameless male character swoops to the rescue. It soon becomes clear that said male is not the man Abigail wants to have come running in her hour of need, but before we can find out more the prologue ends and chapter one whisks us back six months to a slightly more controlled Abigail preparing to go on her first date. He seemed nice enough to me.

A Girl Like You

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A Girl Like You

In the s and '40s in Angelina, California, Satomi is the only girl with one white parent and one Japanese parent. There are Japanese families, but Satomi is neither a part of the white community nor the Japanese one. She is "other" to both.

Author: Maureen Lindley. Published: Bloomsbury July Instead, my reaction to this story of loss, prejudice, love and survival is somewhat blunted by the similarities in the plot and characters between the two novels. In A Girl Like You we are introduced to thirteen year old Satomi Baker and her family who live in a rural town on the coast of California. With both families disapproving of their relationship, Aaron and Tamura moved to a farm in Angelina, where Satomi was born. Though Tamura has never been welcomed whole heartedly by the small town community as the threat of WW2 escalates, she and Satomi are ostracised, despite Aaron having volunteered to serve with the US Army and becoming a victim of the attack on Pearl Harbour.

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Surprisingly long at pages in the Penguin paperback edition, ie this novel has the same weight and heft as a modern literary classic, as Lawrence or Conrad or Foster, but its subject matter is unclassically slender. She finds a rented room in a house owned by an older man, auctioneer Dick Thompson and his wife, Martha, sharing along with the other boarder, the podgy French girl, Anna le Page. In the voice of Patrick, who emerges as her main suitor:. Oh lordy lordy lordy, how lovely she was, with all that thick inky-black hair and the slightly hollow cheeks and the faint blue veins at the temples and the very definite natural line surrounding the lips and the lips themselves and and and and and and. It is an Amis characteristic to have a new chapter starting immediately where the previous one left off, sometimes in mid-conversation.

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This book is the story of Satori Baker the daughter of an American father and a Japanese mother who meet in Hawaii but move to a small town in California where Satori is born. Satori struggles to fit

An account of the writing — and reading, and other stuff — in my life by Andrew Cartmel. Post a Comment. Continuing my modestly ambitious project of reading all of Kingsley Amis's novels inspired by Zachary Leader's admirable and definitive biography of Amis , I have just finished Take a Girl Like You. I'd go along with that, though it isn't about to unseat The Green Man as my personal favourite. Actually, there is an interesting foreshadowing of The Green Man here.

For example, Henrietta is presented as a very pure, somewhat innocent young woman who, despite her extreme beauty and the seedy situations she finds herself in, remains untouched by them. Do you find this believable? And, if so, is it a reflection of a bygone era? Would that happen today? Hennessey, Stan, Lucy and the gang, and Clive. Who is her greatest protector and why? Is Clive really her protector, or someone she needs to be protected from?

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