Lu Wilmott grows up in the Portsmouth slums of the 1920s and works in the staymaking trade, where women endure appalling conditions. Whilst recovering from diptheria in Hampshire, she discovers a robust fighting spirit, new and challenging friends and the first stirrings of sexual attraction.

The Girl Now Leaving 2006, Soundings, Whitley Bay

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The Girl Now Leaving 1996, HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, London

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The Girl Now Leaving 1995, HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, London

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