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Miss Harrie Elliott / Marian O'Neill.

By: O'Neill, Marian, 1966-.
Publisher: Dublin : Town House, 1999Description: 220 p. ; 20 cm.ISBN: 1860590977.Subject(s): English fiction -- Irish authors -- 20th century | Friendship -- FictionDDC classification: 823 Summary: It's 1937. It feels like a black-and-white movie. Two young girls. Mary, or Em as she now calls herself: just up from the country, shy and rather plain, all at sea in the big city. Harrie: sparkling, worldly wise, full of fun and very beautiful. Em is entranced, and Harrie is generous. Generous with her friendship, her clothes, her lipstick, her confidences ... Soon they are meeting at the bandstand for daring lunches, waiting up for each other coming home from dates, and sharing a world of private jokes. Gradually and very painfully, this apparently sweet and innocent friendship develops into something approaching horror, as Em's obsession with Harrie tears a perfect world apart.
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It's 1937. It feels like a black-and-white movie. Two young girls. Mary, or Em as she now calls herself: just up from the country, shy and rather plain, all at sea in the big city. Harrie: sparkling, worldly wise, full of fun and very beautiful. Em is entranced, and Harrie is generous. Generous with her friendship, her clothes, her lipstick, her confidences ... Soon they are meeting at the bandstand for daring lunches, waiting up for each other coming home from dates, and sharing a world of private jokes. Gradually and very painfully, this apparently sweet and innocent friendship develops into something approaching horror, as Em's obsession with Harrie tears a perfect world apart.

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