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The Finest Type of English Womanhood

(2009)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
Costa Book Awards Best First Novel (nominee)
It's 1946, and seventeen-year-old Laura Trelling is stagnating in her dilapidated Sussex family home, while her quietly eccentric parents slip further into isolation. Then she meets Paul Lovell - a chance encounter that will change the course of her destiny, and bring her a new life in pre-apartheid South Africa. Three years earlier, and many miles north, sixteen-year-old Gay Gibson is no less desperate to escape England. Gay's heart is set on stardom - but first she must find a way out of Birkenhead and the dreary prospect of secretarial college.When their paths cross in Johannesburg, Laura is exposed to Gay's wild life of parties and liaisons. Thrown together, each with her own agenda, the girls find their lives inextricably entangled, with fatal consequences ...A highly accomplished and startling debut which reimagines the Porthold Murder of 1947, "The Finest Type of English Womanhood" is a chilling portrait of how love drives us, and an assured and atmospheric examination of the end of innocence.


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March 2009 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Finest Type of English Womanhood
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Title: The Finest Type of English Womanhood (Large Print Edition)
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Title: The Finest Type of English Womanhood
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March 2009 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Finest Type of English Womanhood
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2009 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Finest Type of English Womanhood (Large Print Edition)
Author(s): Rachel Heath
ISBN: 1-4084-2896-2 / 978-1-4084-2896-2 (UK edition)
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July 2009 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Finest Type of English Womanhood
Author(s): Rachel Heath
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July 2009 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Finest Type of English Womanhood
Author(s): Rachel Heath
Publisher: Oakhill Publishing Ltd
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July 2009 : UK Audio Cassette

Title: The Finest Type of English Womanhood
Author(s): Rachel Heath
ISBN: 1-84648-658-0 / 978-1-84648-658-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Oakhill Publishing Limited
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July 2009 : UK Audio CD

Title: The Finest Type of English Womanhood
Author(s): Rachel Heath
ISBN: 1-84648-682-3 / 978-1-84648-682-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Oakhill Publishing Limited
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January 2011 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Finest Type of English Womanhood
Author(s): Rachel Heath
Publisher: Cornerstone Digital
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