An Education

An Education

Lynn Barber


The thought for the award-winning movie: "Candid, unsentimental and very humorous. I learn it in a single excellent move, guffawing and crying throughout."—Zoë Heller

When Lynn Barber was once 16, a stranger in a maroon activities vehicle pulled up beside her as she used to be on her approach domestic from university and provided her a experience. It used to be the start of a protracted trip from innocence to precocious experience—an affair with an older guy that will switch her existence. Barber’s seducer left her with a flavor for luxurious inns and posh eating places and journeys out of the country, dear conduct that she controlled to help in later existence as a profitable London journalist whose barbed interviews instantly terrorized and interested her smart-set matters.

A poignant, shockingly candid account of the levels in a literary life—from promiscuity at Oxford to a stint at Penthouse to a posh marriage that endured—An Education is a vintage of English memoir.

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