Top Girls, Paperback Book


Marlene has been promoted to managing director of a London employment agency and is celebrating.

The symbolic luncheon is attended by women in legend or history who offer perspectives on maternity and ambition.

In a time warp, these ladies are also her co-workers, clients, and relatives.

Marlene, like her famous guests, has had to pay a price to ascend from proletarian roots to the executive suite: she has become, figuratively speaking, a male oppressor and even coaches female clients on adopting odious male traits.

Marlene has also abandoned her illegitimate and dull-witted daughter.

Her emotional and sexual life has become as barren as Lady Macbeth's.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 64 pages, black & white illustrations
  • Publisher: Samuel French Ltd
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  • Category: Plays, playscripts
  • ISBN: 9780573130137

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