Accommodation Offered

by Anna Livia | Gay & Lesbian |
ISBN: 070433951X Global Overview for this book
Registered by stephjb of Torquay, Devon United Kingdom on 5/17/2017
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Journal Entry 1 by stephjb from Torquay, Devon United Kingdom on Wednesday, May 17, 2017
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Journal Entry 2 by stephjb at Torquay, Devon United Kingdom on Monday, June 05, 2017
I loved the humour in this Irish story of friendship set in 1980s London. The Liberty Boddesses are great fun and their scenes are reminiscent of the way ancient Greek gods and goddesses would influence the lives of mortals on earth. The central story is that of Polly, Kim and Sadie who find themselves sharing a house. That the trio are lesbians is an important aspect of the book, but I liked that Livia doesn't only define their lives by their sexuality. Instead Accommodation Offered explores themes of race, gender and mental health. It is a multi-layered novel which can just be read lightly as a humorous story of friendship, albeit one with dark edges. Or it can be more deeply thought-provoking asking questions about the assumption of a white-male-dominated society. Livia writes vibrantly of ordinary 1980s London describing squats and condemned houses, buses that still had conductors and streets that were still communities. Most of all though, this is a novel of women coming to terms with their present situations and their pasts, and discovering how not to lose all hope.

Journal Entry 3 by stephjb at Torquay Indoor Market in Torquay, Devon United Kingdom on Monday, June 05, 2017

Released 3 yrs ago (6/5/2017 UTC) at Torquay Indoor Market in Torquay, Devon United Kingdom

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