The rainy season - Jill Robinson

9780954640033
Title
The rainy season
Author
Jill Robinson
format
Paperback / softback
Type
BOOK
Publisher
Berringden Books
Language
English
UK Publication Date
20161215

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Poignant 1960s memoir of girl with alcoholic abusive father who does not believe in education for girls and tries to prevent her studying and going on to university. Jess shares barricaded bedroom with her downtrodden mother and dreams of escape but there are no refuges or help-lines, a woman requires a male guarantor simply to rent a television set, and Jess is paid threepence less than her male colleague in her Saturday job. Meanwhile, the pace of social change is quickening, even in sleepy market towns, with the lowering of the age of majority, decriminalisation of homosexuality, divorce law reform and the availability of the Pill. Social history within living memory,

Keyword Index
Children of alcoholics - England - Devon.|Adult child abuse victims - England - Devon.|Devon (England) - Social conditions - 20th century.|Devon (England) - Social life and customs - 20th century.
Country of Publication
England
Number of Pages
293