An unusual and doomed romance which many people will find deeply disturbing. Although told in the first person by teenage Susanna, this is definitely not a teenage novel. The writing style is descriptive and atmospheric and brilliantly captures early 1970's London. You may condemn Susanna's actions, but that will not stop you liking her and hoping that one day she will find contentment. A great and disturbing read. Longlisted for Orange Prize.