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3.57 out of 53.57 out of 53.57 out of 53.57 out of 53.57 out of 5 3.57 (7 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Lynne Reid Banks Narrator: Harriet Walter Publisher: AudioGO Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2010 ISBN:
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Jane Graham is unmarried and pregnant when she is turned out of her comfortable suburban home by her irate father. She lights dejectedly on a bug-ridden room at the top of a squalid house in Fulham. She cares nothing for it. Nor does she care for herself or her neighbours.

But it's these neighbours, by their unaffected kindness, who draw her back to life, and the L-shaped room slowly becomes home.

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Errika | 4/26/2011

    " I remember liking it but that's all I remember. It was a 50 cent vacation garage sale find. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ellemiek | 4/21/2011

    " I read this book a long time ago. I read it for school, we have to read a list of books in English, Dutch, German and French. I liked the book so much I read Two is lonely and My darling Villain as well. I imagine it would be abit dated today but also very British. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Angie | 3/5/2011

    " I read this nearly ten years ago and decided it was time to read it again.


  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Acirema | 9/30/2010

    " I read this back in the 1960s, so my memory is vague. The young, unmarried pregnant protagonist moves into a rooming house with occupants whose social status is quite different from her own. She learns tolerance and gains courage to face her situation. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Caitlin | 9/13/2010

    " A good read about a female working class girl in England. Part of a "bed-sit" genre including Shelagh Delaney. Discusses the difficulty of being a single girl trying to make her way in a world focused on men. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dee-Ann | 6/20/2010

    " Read this when young and this was controversial at the time. Unwed mothers were still a scandal back then and reading this when young was a bit daring. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 zespri | 11/1/2009

    " This book was written in 1960, the first part of a trilogy. The story of Jane, an unmarried mother who rents a room in an old boarding house. The room and the other occupants of the house become an integral part of Jane's life, until the birth of her baby.

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About the Author
Author Lynne Reid Banks

Lynne Reid Banks is a bestselling author for children and adults. Her classic children’s novel The Indian in the Cupboard has sold nearly six million copies worldwide. She was born in London in 1929 and worked as an actress, writer, and television news reporter. Lynne has written thirty books: her first, The L-Shaped Room, was published in 1960. She now lives in Dorset, where she continues to write.

About the Narrator

Harriet Walter was awarded the Laurence Olivier Theatre Award in 1989 for Best Actress in a Revival for her performances in Twelfth Night, A Question Of, and Three Sisters. In 1999 she was named a Commander of the Order of British Empire by Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II.