Bilgewater, Paperback Book
3 out of 5 (2 ratings)


Marigold Green calls herself 'hideous, quaint and barmy'. Other people calle her Bilgewater, a corruption of Bill's daughter. Growing up in a boys' school where her father is housemaster, she is convinced of her own plainness and peculiarity. Groomed by the wise and loving Paula, upstaged by bad, beautiful Grace and ripe for seduction by entirely the wrong sort of boy, she suffers extravagantly and comically in her pilgrimage through the turbulent, twilight world of alarming adolescence


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A long time since I read it or any Jane Gardam, but I remember loving it to pieces. Possibly the weirdest of her books, but the joy of reading it has stuck with me for years.PS. I re-read it more recently and I've downgraded my rating of it from 5 stars. It has a magical quality but it's a bit meandering.

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Not sure about this one. Seemed like a weird kind of romantic fiction, with a nice tied up happy ending. Not really my cuppa tea.

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