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L-Shaped Room by Lynne Reid Banks

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Published by Chatto & Windus in London, UK .
Written in English


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Edition Notes

Statement[by] Lynne Reid Banks.
GenreFiction
The Physical Object
FormatHardcover
Pagination320 p.
Number of Pages320
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL19976006M
OCLC/WorldCa316204599

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Considered ultra-mature film fare in , The L-Shaped Room stars Leslie Caron as a unmarried, pregnant French girl. Arranging for an abortion (illegal at that time), she takes up residence in a 63%.   The L-Shaped Room by Lynne Reid Banks ~ This edition: Penguin, ISBN: Paperback. pages. My rating: 5/ Just barely. It had a few good moments, but I generally did not care for this one. Widely touted as a ground-breaking, pro-feminist, must-read novel of the early Sixties. Lynne Reid Banks, born in , and. Buy a cheap copy of The L-shaped room book. Free shipping over $ - Explore heyjude's board "The L Shaped Room" on Pinterest. See more ideas about The l shaped room, L shape and Room pins.

Find books like The L-Shaped Room (Jane Graham, #1) from the world’s largest community of readers. Goodreads members who liked The L-Shaped Room (Jane Gr.   One of my ongoing, unsuccessful (and, to be fair, fairly inactive) battles is to convince Rachel that we should read The L-Shaped Room () on the Tea or Books? ’s one of my favourite books, and I’ve read it a fair few times – and it’s not often I’ll re-read a book . The L-Shaped Room was Lynne Reid Banks' first novel published originally in and then by Penguin in , when Bryan Forbes wrote and directed the famous film version. The novel tells the story, in the first person, of Jane Graham, a year-old unmarried pregnant woman, thrown out of the house by her father due to the aforementioned. The L-Shaped Room () Plot. Showing all 2 items Jump to: Summaries (2) Summaries. A single, pregnant woman moves into a London boarding house where she meets a group of fellow misfits. Jane, a young French woman, pregnant and unmarried, takes a room in a seedy London boarding house, which is inhabited by an assortment of misfits. She.