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  • Published: 1 March 2004
  • ISBN: 9780099469636
  • Imprint: Vintage Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 272
  • RRP: $19.99
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The L-Shaped Room




Tender and compulsive, the bestselling novel which became a famous film

Jane Graham, alone and pregnant, retreats to a bug- infested attic
bedsit in Fulham, where she finds unexpected companionship,
happiness, and love.

  • Pub date: 1 March 2004
  • ISBN: 9780099469636
  • Imprint: Vintage Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 272
  • RRP: $19.99

About the Author

Lynne Reid Banks

Lynne Reid Banks has written a number of books for children and young adults. Her children's books include The Adventures of King Midas; The Farthest-Away Mountain; Maura's Angel; The Indian in the Cupboard, made into a major Hollywood film; Return of the Indian; The Fairy Rebel; and The Magic Hare. Her books for teenagers include One More River, Sarah and After, My Darling Villain, The Writing on the Wall, Melusine: A Mystery and Broken Bridge. In addition, she has written historical books about Israel: Letters to My Israeli Sons and Torn Country.

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Praise for The L-Shaped Room

“This is an angry tale in many ways, with an inextinguishable fire of authenticity. Reid Banks' journalistic style, as well as her eye for detail, is perfectly suited to the theme, and a documentary feel rather than a poetic register strengthens the impact of her message.”

Lesley McDowell, Independent on Sunday

“the novel illustrates beautifully the tortured interplay between internal shame and external strictures as Jane goes to extraordinary lengths to hide her pregnancy.”

Melissa Benn, New Statesman

“a sixties classic”

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