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Follies
by Rosie Thomas | Literature & Fiction
Registered by LindyLouMac of Tywyn, Wales United Kingdom on 7/25/2011
Average 7 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

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Journal Entry 1 by LindyLouMac from Tywyn, Wales United Kingdom on Monday, July 25, 2011

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They were three modern women. They came to Oxford University full of hopes and dreams and would leave forever changed.

Helen: shy, quiet and hopelessly in love with Lord Oliver Mortimore, the dazzling, self-destructive blond who lives for fast cars, drink and drugs.

Chloe: glamorous and confident, abandoning a high-powered career and broken affair, obsessively drawn to her philandering English professor.

Pansy: stunning heiress and aspiring actress, driven to prove she is more than an irresistible magnet to the men who flock to her.

Together for one unforgettable year, they would share a lifetime of emotions and a very special friendship... 


Journal Entry 2 by LindyLouMac at Viterbo, Lazio Italy on Sunday, October 02, 2011

7 out of 10

I am a long time fan of the writing of this author. In fact I have been reading her novels for nearly thirty years,gulp can it really be that long! A writer whose style of writing is now appealing to a new generation of young women.
‘Follies’ was originally published in 1983 but for some reason I never got around to reading it then. It was republished in 2004 and I was delighted to track a copy down on Bookmooch a few months ago. It is three years since I last read one of her novels and although this one might be considered a little dated it reminded me of how much I enjoy her writing. I must catch up on the rest of her back titles that remain unread as soon as I can. Her writing makes you feel you are living in the setting of the book with the characters as friends, ‘Follies’ was no exception.
The story set in the 1980’s is about three modern young women, students at Oxford University. Reading this you need to remember that at the time this was written the protagonists Helen, Chloe and Pansy were typical of the era, although their behaviour might seem dated to younger readers, it does ring true. Young women then did seem to be dominated much more so by the men in their lives than they would be nowadays.
Together for one unforgettable year, the girls share a time of mixed emotions and friendships.
Whilst it might not be a particularly memorable read, for me it was perfect transportation to a city I like and an era I recall well, perfect reading for a summer afternoon, well written womens fiction.


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Journal Entry 3 by LindyLouMac at Viterbo, Lazio Italy on Monday, December 05, 2011

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Journal Entry 4 by LindyLouMac at Medina Tearooms in Aberdovey, Wales United Kingdom on Wednesday, January 18, 2012

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Released 5 yrs ago (1/18/2012 UTC) at Medina Tearooms in Aberdovey, Wales United Kingdom

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Dear Finder of this book,

I'm so glad it has found a home with you. I hope you enjoy reading it and that you might take a few moments to jot down here what you thought about the book, or about finding it, or about bookcrossing.

You don't have to join or sign up or anything to bookcrossing to leave a comment here but if you do join, you will receive emails to alert you when others make a journal entry for this book and track its travels across the world. If you decide to join bookcrossing, now that you have discovered the site, I'd be delighted if you would mention me - LindyLouMac - as the person who introduced you to the site.

Happy reading

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