RED GOWN GIRL by Fran Brady

This book is ‘for all those who remember the sixties - 
and for those who don’t, even if they were there.’
Experience: the clothes, the music, the make-up;
university students with grants and teenagers with attitude;
baffled parents trying to grasp what is happening;
strange new machines called computers;
and some hot pop music from Liverpool.

Two worlds collide in the ivory tower of St Andrews University. A girl from a down-to-earth farming background finds herself chased by an Oxbridge reject. A formal ball is looming and the race is on to find a partner. A game of assumptions and deceptions is played out. The stage seems set for a night of glamour and frivolity; instead, as the night of the ball unravels, there is calamity, shock and guilt. Characters are tested: some rise to the challenge; some are found wanting.

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