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Can anyone help with the title/author of this novel please?

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BobbiThePanda Thu 04-Oct-12 22:38:42

I think I read it in 1978 and it was first published around that time.
It's the story of a girl in her first term at Bristol University. Her family home is in Harrow. She meets a boy who's a bit of a hippie and moves out of halls and moves into a flat with him in Clifton.
The author is female and British.

BigFatLegsInWoolyTIghts Fri 05-Oct-12 08:44:48

Novels Set in Bristol

BobbiThePanda Fri 05-Oct-12 10:00:23

Not a helpful post Legs!
Surprisingly enough, I did actually put my old addled brain into gear and managed to come up with the brilliant idea to do a bit of Googling before I posted. I didn't find the book I'm referring to which is why I asked here.

SavoyCabbage Fri 05-Oct-12 10:02:06


bigmouthstrikesagain Fri 05-Oct-12 10:02:14

Gosh what a grumpy Panda

BigFatLegsInWoolyTIghts Fri 05-Oct-12 10:04:59

grin Well then bugger off and find it yourself! You rude Panda!

ChippyMinton Fri 05-Oct-12 10:06:09

I was going to help, but not now. How rude shock

cocolepew Fri 05-Oct-12 10:09:18

Well that's you told!

That'll teach you!

BobbiThePanda Fri 05-Oct-12 10:52:54

Apologies BigFatHairy. I'd already seen the page several days ago when I googled some keywords. Didn't mean to come off stroppy but apparently I did!

I have managed to track the book down anyway.

BobbiThePanda Fri 05-Oct-12 10:58:02

Forgot to give the book info confused

It's called 'You Must Be Sisters' and it's by Deborah Moggach. It's a 'rite of passage' type novel. I imagine it will be very dated now though.

BigFatLegsInWoolyTIghts Fri 05-Oct-12 11:08:30

First you're rude and now you call me BigFatHAIRY shock grin when I am obviously "BigFat" and not hairy!

Apology accepted.

BobbiThePanda Fri 05-Oct-12 11:12:36


Clearly, I was thinking of my own legs! How to mess up an apology. grin All those years at charm school were totally wasted.
Sorry again BigFatNotHairy

BobbiThePanda Fri 05-Oct-12 11:13:02

god I can't even get my smiley's right now!
I'm off to lie down in a very dark room.

Helpyourself Fri 05-Oct-12 11:29:08

Poor panda and poor she's not hairy fatlegs.
Sorry you 2, but this is very funny!

2blessed2bstressed Fri 05-Oct-12 11:32:24

Is it maybe something by Lynne Reid Banks?
<<studiously ignores fisticuffs about to break out>>

BobbiThePanda Fri 05-Oct-12 11:55:32

Helpyourself it's ok I'm laughing too now. I was mortified when I re-read that post, I didn't intend it to sound so stroppy. Then I apologise and I mess that up too by throwing in an insult!

2blessed - it's ok I found the author,thank you, it's Deborah Maggoch. But your mention of Lynne Reid Banks has reminded me of how much I enjoyed The L Shaped Room when I read that many years ago. May have to look for that one too!

Thanks everyone and again I am sorry for how rude that post came across.

FellatioNelson Fri 05-Oct-12 12:00:00

This is thread is unintentionally very funny!

BigFatLegsInWoolyTIghts Fri 05-Oct-12 12:03:33

[checks legs]

PomBearWithAnOFRS Wed 10-Oct-12 11:47:42

I always loved the L shaped room, then years later I found the two sequels and they are DIRE - so sanctimonious and preachy and utter drivelling shite sad very disappointing!
<sidles out on short fat tattooed semi hairy legs> grin

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