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Hideous Kinky by Esther Freud
  

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Two little girls are taken by their mother to Morocco on a 1960s pilgrimage of self-discovery. For Mum it is not just an escape from the grinding conventions of English life but a quest for personal fulfilment; her children, however, seek something more solid and stable amidst the shifting desert sands.

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Synopsis

Hideous Kinky by Esther Freud

Esther Freud's best-known novel, which inspired the Kate Winslet film, published as Penguin Essential for the first time.

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'Just open the book and begin, and instantly you will be first of all charmed, then intrigued and finally moved by this fascinating story.' Spectator

About the Author

Esther Freud

Esther Freud was born in London in 1963. She trained as an actress before writing her first novel, Hideous Kinky, which was shortlisted for the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize and made into a feature film starring Kate Winslet. Her other novels include The Sea House, Summer at Gaglow, The Wild, Peerless Flats and most recently, Love Falls. Her books have been translated into thirteen languages.

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Book Info

Publication date

6th August 2015

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Esther Freud

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Publisher

Penguin Books Ltd

Format

Paperback
192 pages

Categories

Literary Fiction
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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

ISBN

9780241973660

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