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by Jane Gardam

Category: Contemporary
Subcategory: Fiction
Author: Jane Gardam
ISBN: 0241119448
ISBN13: 978-0241119440
Language: English
Publisher: Hamish Hamilton Ltd; New Ed edition (December 31, 1986)
Fb2 eBook: 1710 kb
ePub eBook: 1880 kb
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A Long Way From Verona. The Summer After the Funeral. This book is a work of fiction. Any references to historical events, real people, or real locales are used fictitiously.

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Read Bilgewater, by Jane Gardam online on Bookmate – A quirky coming-of-age story. A quirky coming-of-age story. Originally published in 1977, Jane Gardams Bilgewater is an affectionate and complex re of the discomforts of growing up and first love seen through the eyes of inimitable Marigold Green, an awkward, eccentric, highly intelligent girl.

This is my first Jane Gardam book, a delightful coming-of-age novel which I thoroughly enjoyed and could easily relate to the "ugly duckling" teenage angst

Only 18 left in stock (more on the way). This is my first Jane Gardam book, a delightful coming-of-age novel which I thoroughly enjoyed and could easily relate to the "ugly duckling" teenage angst. One thing I didn't appreciate was the flash-forward prologue and epilogue which were full of dialogue but no explanation of what happened to these main characters, or who these characters even were; all very vague/confusing and left for (a more astute than I) reader to figure out.

Originally published in 1977, Jane Gardam's Bilgewater is an affectionate and complex re of the discomforts of growing up and first love seen through the eyes of inimitable Marigold Green, an awkward, eccentric, highly intelligent girl.

Paula’s voice through the door was quieter, more bewildered than usual. and upstairs into my bedroom.

A quirky coming-of-age story. The Evening Standard described Bilgewater as one of the funniest, most entertaining, most unusual stories about young love.

Jane Mary Gardam OBE FRSL (born 11 July 1928) is an English writer of children's and adult fiction. She lives in Kent, Wimbledon, and Yorkshire. She has won numerous literary awards, including the Whitbread Award twice.

Other people calle her Bilgewater, a corruption of Bill's daughter

Originally published in 1977, Jane Gardam's "Bilgewater" is an affectionate and complex re of the discomforts of growing up and first love seen through the eyes of inimitable Marigold Green, an awkward, eccentric, highly intelligent girl. The Evening Standard" described "Bilgewater" as "one of the funniest, most entertaining, most unusual stories about young love.

Gardam (God on the Rocks, 2010, et. clearly recognizes that motifs persist for a reason: because they conform to. .That said, Bilgewater emerges entirely as herself, a singular first-person narrator in control of her own story. clearly recognizes that motifs persist for a reason: because they conform to fundamental human experiences, because they fulfill basic narrative needs. And she also understands the role that stories might play in the life of a girl being raised by an abstracted, academic father. Female adolescence as imagined by one of the 20th century’s best-and most peculiar-writers. Pub Date: June 7th, 2016.

Other people calle her Bilgewater, a corruption of Bill's daughter. Growing up in a boys' school where her father is housemaster, she is convinced of her own plainness and peculiarity. Groomed by the wise and loving Paula, upstaged by bad, beautiful Grace and ripe for seduction by entirely the wrong sort of boy, she suffers extravagantly and comically in her pilgrimage through the turbulent, twilight world of alarming adolescence show more.

Comments to eBook Bilgewater
Umge
I have read everything I can find in print by Jane Gardam. She's one of the best writers anywhere. This book, a recent reissue of a 1976 novel, has some puzzling typos that I wish someone could explain. Not exactly typos, but gibberish phrases or completely different words suddenly appear in the text. For example, in one scene Uncle puts his hand on the "hamster," when what is obviously meant is the banister. It's as if a computer scanned the original text and made some substitutions from myopia or just for fun. It does not seem to be a print-on-demand edition. Anyone know what's up? Is it the slow creep of anarchy?

I started reading Gardam with the Old Filth trilogy, and I'd give every one of her books 5 stars.
Nejind
A enchanting ugly duckling story that is at times cruel and often unbelievable. But I don't care. Bilgewater's voice and insights on life are priceless. Often felt like an update on an old Dickens tale or two. P.S. The publisher should be publicly shamed for the numerous typos. The book came out before word processors and spellcheckers. Could they not afford a proofreader or merely sloppy. Don't judge the book on its poor spelling. It is worth reading again.
Renthadral
This is my first Jane Gardam book, a delightful* coming-of-age novel which I thoroughly enjoyed* and could easily relate to the "ugly duckling" teenage angst. One thing I didn't appreciate was the flash-forward prologue and epilogue which were full of dialogue but no explanation of what happened to these main characters, or who these characters even were; all very vague/confusing and left for (a more astute than I) reader to figure out.
*Actually, I enjoyed the story more at the beginning. Did not enjoy the latter 1/3 of the book when things began unraveling quite a bit for my liking. Too many over-the-top shenanigans and stupidity which got to be rather ridiculous and implausible, ie. very contrived. Hence my three star "it was OK" rating.

I bought the original hardcover (used) which did have a few insignificant typos, but also had the new Europa-published paperback from the library. As others have noted, the reissue had numerous distracting egregious typos and erroneous words inserted. It didn't help that I much preferred the easier font type-set, when having to navigate all those laughable errors (come on now, "hamster" in place of "bannister"?). I will never order ANY other Europa publications and will likely write the company. As for Jane Gardam, I will definitely check out her other books (and be sure to check out the publisher before ordering!).
Venemarr
As good as Gardam gets.
elegant stranger
Jane Gardam is a treasure. This is a delightful, sensitive portrayal of a quirky coming of age. Beautifully rendered.
Mopimicr
Another member of our book club proposed this as an antidote to the heavier things we'd been reading lately, and it was perfect for that purpose!
Golden Lama
Love all Jane Gardam books
Fun book.
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