About this book
When the journalist Lynn Barber was 16, she was picked up at a bus-stop by an attractive older man, who drew up in a sports car - and her life was almost wrecked. The story of this relationship first appeared in "Granta" and has now been made into a BBC film, with script by Nick Hornby due for release in 2009.
When the journalist Lynn Barber was 16, she was picked up at a bus-stop by an older man who drew up in his sports car - and her life was almost wrecked. A confident girl on course to go to Oxford, she began a relationship which was encouraged by her suburban parents that took her into the semi-criminal world of west London just as the 1960s began.