The Little Girls (Vintage Classics)

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In 1914 they had been eleven years old; three little girls at St Agatha's, a day school on the South Coast. Fifty years later, Dinah, beautiful as ever, advertises in the national newspapers to find the other two – Clare, now established with a successful business, and Sheila, a married woman, glossy, chic and correct. Can friendship can be taken up where it was left off? What are the revelations - and the dangers - in summoning up childhood?

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"The Little Girls is intense and the language has bite" (The Times)

"There is that recurring shiver of delight...for this story is poetic in its awareness, its stimulus, its beauty of writing; and as full of clues, hints and half-revealed secrets as any thriller" (Scotsman)

"Elizabeth Bowen's mastery of the shape and form and talk of the world around her combines with her miraculous psychological insight to give us moments of sudden vision" (Angus Wilson)

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A captivating novel of childhood, friendship and the passage of time, from one of the twentieth century's most admired writers

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