Partially based on diaries kept by the author's mother, this kaleidoscopic view of 60s counterculture shows how the optimism of swinging London imploded into nihilism and drug addiction. Arriving in the Smoke at the age of sixteen in 1960m narrator Jilly O'Sullivan lands gainful emplyment as a high class hostess. Fresh out of school, Jilly joins the exclusive scene that was swinging before the rest of London. By the time of the hippie explosion she's not only mixing with slumlords, gangsters and black power activists, but ...

Tainted Love 2006, Virgin Books, London, England

ISBN-13: 9780753510889

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