Portland Place

bySarah Shaw

Kobo ebook | June 16, 2016

Portland Place by Sarah Shaw
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Portland Place is the diary of Sarah Shaw for the year of 1971, which she recently uncovered whilst clearing out her loft. Working as a secretary for the BBC at the time, Sarah's diary describes the life of a suburban girl who certainly wasn't 'swinging' but who was, ironically, not only working on a cutting edge BBC survey on sex education but also in the throes of an unlikely affair with middle-aged, working-class, Irish lift attendant, Frank.

Sarah talks humorously and frankly about what it was like to be a young, working woman at the time as well as life at the BBC during the 1970s and the difficulties of navigating her first romance. She is funny and self-effacing with a self-knowledge that only few attain. Her innocence and naivety are hugely charming and the diary forms a valuable snapshot of a time not so far away that is now lost to us.

Title:Portland PlaceFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:June 16, 2016Publisher:Little, Brown Book GroupLanguage:English

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ISBN:9990051395969

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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