Author: Edna O'Brien
The Back of the Book: It is the early 1960s in a country village in Ireland. Caithleen Brady and her attractive friend Baba are on the verge of womanhood and dreaming of spreading their wings in a wider world; of discovering love and luxury and liquor and above all, fun.
With bawdy innocence, shrewd for all their inexperience, the girls romp their way through convent school to the bright lights of Dublin - where Caithleen finds that suave, idealised lovers rarely survive the real world ...
Why I Chose this Book: I think I saw it reviewed somewhere. Having read the back of it, I'm not sure it's my cup of tea but I shall give it a go. Alternatively, it shall gather dust for a while before being sent off to find another reader!