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My Summer of Love

by Helen Cross

My Summer of Love Synopsis

It's 1984 and one of the hottest summers Yorkshire's seen. It's the kind of woozy heat to lose your mind in. Mona is fifteen years old. She's a drinker, a thief and a fruit machine addict. Things are already going badly in the pub where she lives with her obese step-brother PorkChop. But when Mona meets posh Tamsin Fakenham, a sassy girl with beautiful breasts, an actress mother and a sister who's died of starvation, things very quickly get much worse.

My Summer of Love Press Reviews

'A hand grenade of a novel ... Cross depicts a world every bit as shocking, and as violent, as the one Anthony Burgess created in A Clockwork Orange' Daily Mail 'A sharp, disturbing and highly original debut novel' Sunday Mirror 'Energetic and blackly comic' The Times 'This is the book to namedrop and a gripping read it is too ... Dark, intelligent and superbly written. Prepare to be seduced ... and shocked' Glamour

Book Information

ISBN: 9780747575887
Publication date: 18th October 2004
Author: Helen Cross
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 256 pages
Categories: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),

About Helen Cross

Helen Cross was born in 1967 and brought up in East Yorkshire. She currently lives in Birmingham. This is her first novel. Her second, The Secrets She Keeps, will be published by Bloomsbury in 2005.

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