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Re: Do boys read girls books?

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Posted by Alan Hakim on June 14, 2017 at 06:20:42 user awhakim.

In Reply to: Re: Do boys read girls books? posted by Magnus Smith on June 11, 2017 at 04:49:18:

Magnus asks, Who can name a book that deceives the reader as to a lead character's sex?
In an adult book, Rose Macaulay's The Towers of Trebizond takes great care to be ambiguous about the gender of the lead character, Laurie, until the very end. Modern commentators don't come to it with fresh eyes, and tend to give the game away.
If you think you don't know the book, it has one of the most famous opening sentences in literature: "Take my camel, dear", said my Aunt Dot, as she climbed down from this animal on her return from High Mass.

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