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The Dud Avocado by Elaine Dundy

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The Dud Avocado by Elaine Dundy

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Hugely entertaining novel of sex, lies and Americans in Paris Dripping with the sarcasm those Americans are not supposed to have

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THE DUD AVOCADO gained instant cult status on first publication and remains a timeless portrait of a woman hellbent on living. It is, as the GUARDIAN observes, 'one of the best novels about growing up fast'. Sally Jay Gorce is a woman with a mission. It's the 1950s, she's young, and she's in Paris. Having dyed her hair pink, she wears evening dresses in the daytime and vows to go native in a way not even the natives can manage. Embarking on an educational programme that includes an affair with a married man (which fizzles out when she realises he's single and wants to marry her); nights in cabarets and jazz clubs in the company of assorted "citizens of the world"; an entanglement with a charming psychopath; and a bit part in a film financed by a famous matador. But an education like this doesn't come cheap. Will our heroine be forced back to the States to fulfill her destiny as a librarian, or can she keep up her whirlwind Parisian existence?

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SKU GOR000380949
Title The Dud Avocado
Author By (author) Elaine Dundy
Contributor No
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Paperback
Publisher Little, Brown Book Group
Year Published 1997
Page Number 272
ISBN 1853815810
ISBN13 9781853815812
Cover Note Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Prizes No
Edition Text N/A
Note This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.

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