HERE WE GO, ROUND THE MULBERRY BUSH by Hunter Davies

HERE WE GO, ROUND THE MULBERRY BUSH

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Itching with curiosity and twitching with sex, here's seventeen year old"" Jamie MacGregor-- trying to make out. And this unabashed account, full of the sniggering braggadocio of the Sixth Form locker room, usually winds up in a pretty dismal performance. There's probably nothing less aesthetic than the adolescent sexual achievement test. And watch Jamie, observing the phenomena of puberty, the holy state of his underpants, or his spots. They're a little like the humor here-- to be outgrown. Then there are the inglorious rites of passage with Linda, after a greasy purchase of fish and chips; or eager Edith; or prim Pauline who assaults him on the floor during a church dance; or ""dead soft"" Caroline; or Audrey who becomes ""preg-gers""; and finally Mary-- the girl of his dream conquest... Men may find it funny and sometimes it is and sometimes it's pretty Scruffy. But whoever said plus ca change plus c'est la memo chose is dead wrong. Booth Tarkington, what happened And here we go, QQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQ.

Pub Date: Feb. 14th, 1965
Publisher: Little, Brown