An early 20th century novel consisting of the life story of a woman who did something sexual in her youth. Author's first name is May?

(7 Posts)
TheSmallClanger Thu 21-Mar-13 13:47:54

Does anyone know the book or author I'm talking about? It's quite a slim book, and I saw it in a shop but can't remember the title.

winnybella Thu 21-Mar-13 13:50:35

Sure it's not Marguerite Duras? The Lover?

DuchessofMalfi Thu 21-Mar-13 17:48:46
gatheringlilac Thu 21-Mar-13 19:54:22

How about May Sarton?

She wrote a lot of books. Life and Death of Harriet Freane maybe?

gatheringlilac Thu 21-Mar-13 19:57:01

... and that should be May Sinclair, not May Sarton.

<sigh>

That's what an argument at bed-time with your Beloved Infant will do to you. I'm cowering down here for a few moments before summoning my resilience and trying to get the Kraken back to bed.

WishIdbeenatigermum Thu 21-Mar-13 20:07:32

Could it be 'Frost in May'?

TheSmallClanger Thu 21-Mar-13 21:49:24

gatheringlilac, that's it. Thanks for that.

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