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The narrative follows the progress of twentyyearold jenny bunn, who has moved from her family home in the north of england to a small town not far from london to teach primary school children. Young jenny bunn comes to infantteach outside of london and is quite determined to lose the narrowminded ideas of her north country home. Readers of amis can be expected to remember patrick and jenny from the past. Jenny bunn, a girl from the english north country come south to teach school in a small smug town where. Continuing my modestly ambitious project of reading all of kingsley amiss novels inspired by zachary leaders admirable and definitive biography of amis, i have just finished take a girl like you. It also introduces one of the rare unqualified good guys in amiss rogueridden world. Surprisingly long at 317 pages in the penguin paperback edition, ie this novel has the same weight and heft as a modern literary classic. The pickup artist by stefan beck the new criterion the. Librarything is a cataloging and social networking site for booklovers. Take a girl like you should have been a better novel than it turned out to be.

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