1960: A stranger in a sports car offers a sixteen-year-old schoolgirl a lift. She accepts.
This was the beginning of the two most bizarre years of Lynn Barber's life. For the stranger charmed his way into her family, and turned all their lives upside down. He wined and dined Lynn in posh restaurants, whisked her off to Paris and introduced her to his louche friends – all with the delighted agreement of her parents. And without ever letting on exactly what he did for a living. Only when he proposed and she was on the brink of accepting did she find out something which made her realize she was making the biggest mistake of her life.
Beginning with this remarkable episode, this is an unforgettable memoir. Barber takes the story to the heady world of 1960s Oxford, followed by her improbable career as a sexpert and author of How to Improve Your Man in Bed.
Soon to be the subject of a major film scripted by Nick Hornby.
- Publication Date:
- 01 / 07 / 2009
- 128 x 198mm