Love Songs and Lies - Libby Purves Reviews
Description:ISBN 0340837403 / Author: Libby Purves / Genre: Fiction / This book features Sally, Kate and Marienka. Three young women who meet as ... more
Love Songs and Lies - Libby Purves ... undergraduates in 1970s Oxford and share their romantically shabby canalside house with Max Bellinger - clever, attractive, enigmatic Max. Sally - our narrator - idolises Max, who is something of an homme fatale. But it is Max's wayward rock singer brother, Marty, who is to play the most important role in her life, when one of his songs (for which she provided the lyrics) becomes an unexpected hit. Although their paths diverge once they leave Oxford, Sally stays in touch with all the housemates and their lives remain interwoven throughout the momentous second half of the twentieth century.
Newest Review: ... form an immediate bond. It isn't love though because that is wholeheartedly reserved for Max! However, after leaving ... more
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by - written on 13/09/07, updated on 30/08/11 (Very useful, 198 readings)
'Love Songs and Lies' is the tenth book written by Libby Purves, who is perhaps slightly better known as a radio 4 broadcaster and Times columnist. However, in my opinion, she is also a wonderful author, and having read all her books, I feel that they just get better and better. This book was definitely a very enjoyable and absorbing read. 'Love Songs and Lies' is a retrospective novel, written in the first person by 'Sally', who now, well into middle age, is looking back over and reflecting on her somewhat colourful life! She tells of her time as an Oxford student back in the seventies, and in particular of her infatuation with fellow student and housemate ... Read the complete review
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