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Author Brett, Lily, 1946-

Title Lola Bensky / Lily Brett
Published Melbourne, Vic. : Penguin Books Australia, 2012


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 MELB  827.03 B8455 A6/L  AVAILABLE
Description 267 pages ; 23 cm
regular print
Summary Lola Bensky is a nineteen-year-old rock journalist who irons her hair straight and asks a lot of questions. A high-school dropout, she is not sure how she got the job - but she has been sent by her Australian newspaper right to the heart of the London music scene at the most exciting time in music history: 1967. Lola spends her days planning diets and interviewing rock stars. In London, Mick Jagger makes her a cup of tea, Jimi Hendrix propositions her and Cher borrows her false eyelashes. At the Monterey International Pop Festival, Lola props up Brian Jones and talks to Janis Joplin about sex. In Los Angeles, she discusses being overweight with Mama Cass and tries to pluck up the courage to ask Cher to return those false eyelashes. Lola has an irrepressible curiosity, but she begins to wonder whether the questions she asks these extraordinary young musicians are really a substitute for questions about her parents' calamitous past that cannot be asked or answered. As Lola moves on through marriage, motherhood, psychoanalysis and a close relationship with an unexpected pair of detectives, she discovers the question of what it means to be human is the hardest one for anyone to answer. Drawing on her own experiences as a young journalist, the author has created an unforgettable character in the unconventional and courageous Lola
Notes A novel
Subject Australian fiction -- 21st century.
Australian fiction.
Journalists -- Fiction.
Journalists -- Australia -- Fiction.
Music journalists -- Fiction.
Musicians -- Great Britain -- Fiction.
Rock musicians -- Fiction.
Rock musicians -- Interviews -- Fiction.
Genre/Form Novels.
ISBN 9781926428475 (paperback)