Battlefield of the Mind

Battlefield of the Mind

Winning the Battle in your Mind

Unknown - 1995
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\viewkind4\uc1\pard\i\f0\fs24 Bosoms were the last thing I wanted. There was something terrifying about them. They had to be strapped into brassieres or they wobbled about. They stuck out and boys stared at them - which only led to sex, marriage and having babies. And I didn't like to think about the awful meeting of bottoms required for that business. \f1\fs22
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\par Michele Hanson grew up an 'oddball tomboy disappointment' in a Jewish family in Ruislip in the 1950s - a Metroland of neat lawns, bridge parties and Martini socials. Yet this shopfront of respectability masked a multitude of anxieties and suspected salacious goings-on. Was Shirley's mother really having an affair with the man from the carpet shop? Did chatterbox Dora Colborne harbour unspeakable desires for Michele's sulky dad? An atmosphere of intense rivalry and lively gossip permeates the domestic idyll. And with glamorous, scheming Auntie Celia swanning around in silk, Michele has a lot to contend with.
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\par \i What the Grown Ups Were Doing\i0 is a memoir that brilliantly and affectionately captures suburban Britain bursting out from post-war austerity and plunges us into the days of 'you've never had it so good'.
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\viewkind4\uc1\pard\lang2057\f0\fs20 Michele Hanson was a London school teacher for 25 years before escaping the chalk-face to write popular weekly columns for the \i Guardian\i0 . Her previous books have been serialised for radio and made into a BBC cartoon series. \i Living With Mother \i0 won the MIND book of the year in 2007. She lives in north London with her dogs and enjoys spending time on Hampstead Heath with other dog people.
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Publisher: Tulsa, Okla. : Harrison House, c1995.
ISBN: 9780892747788
0892747781
Characteristics: 259, [2] p. ; 22 cm.

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MUST READ!! IT CAN BE BASE FOR CHANGING UR LIFE!!! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!!

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