By Lynn Barber
While the journalist Lynn Barber used to be sixteen, she used to be picked up at a bus-stop through an enticing older guy who drew up in his activities motor vehicle - and her existence used to be nearly wrecked. A vivid convinced woman, heading in the right direction to visit Oxford, she started a courting which, exceptionally, used to be inspired through her traditional, suburban mom and dad and which took her into the louche, semi-criminal international of west London simply because the Sixties started. wreck beckoned, till sooner or later she made a massive discovery. "An Education", the hole piece of this interesting memoir, was once hugely praised whilst first released in "Granta" journal, and is presently being filmed by way of the BBC with a Nick Hornby script.
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An Education by Lynn Barber