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Losing It
  1. Susan Quilliam
  1. Freelance Writer, Broadcaster and Agony Aunt, Cambridge, UK

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Losing It Keith Gray, . London, UK: Andersen Press, 2010. ISBN-13: 978-1-84939-099-6. Price: £5.99. Pages: 256 (paperback) The First Time: True Tales of Virginity Lost and Found (Including My Own) Kate Monro. London, UK: Icon Books, 2011. ISBN-13: 978-1-84831-240-1. Price: £11.99. Pages: 000 (paperback)

Embarking on the review of the above two books on virginity, I was inexorably reminded of that classic comment about buses: you wait for ages and then two come along at once. As an agony aunt, the whole issue of virginity is one of my most asked-about topics, yet once I’ve given my advice I’m often at a loss to recommend excellent further reading. I will now no longer be at a loss. Even better, these two books are aimed at different markets and with different approaches – though the value systems that underlie each are the same.

Losing It, a collection of short story fiction for the teenage market, is edited by author …

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