Hideous Kinky, Paperback
5 out of 5 (1 rating)

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Two little girls are taken by their mother to Morocco on a 1960s pilgrimage of self-discovery.

For Mum it is not just an escape from the grinding conventions of English life but a quest for personal fulfilment; her children, however, seek something more solid and stable amidst the shifting desert sands. 'Just open the book and begin, and instantly you will be first of all charmed, then intrigued and finally moved by this fascinating story' Spectator.

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Told through the voice of a five year old girl, who with her somewhat older sister, is taken by their mother on the hippie trail to Marrakesh. The mother puts her own needs and whims before the need of her daughters' for stability and an education, even allowing them to eat hashish and to beg. Beautifully and evocatively told, I wonder how much of this semi autobiography is true and how much permanent damage can be done by selfish mother who buts her own self gratification first, there is plenty of time for spiritual growth and voyages of discovery after the most important journey in the whole of one's life, getting your children ready for the world, is finished.Excellent thought provoking book.

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