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A Quick Read for the Basic Skills Agency


paperback:  Accent Press

ISBN: 9781906125967


paperback (large print):BBC Large Print

ISBN: 9781405622639


Also available as an audiobook by Clipper Audio



Beth Roberts and Rula Popek have a lot in common.  They are both 19, both have crap jobs and both live in the worst flat in the whole of Wales.


The girls have no money, no boyfriends, family who are thousands of miles away and a final demand for a gas bill which they cannot pay.  It all looks pretty bleak until one day when Rula stumbles across an entire vinyl record collection which has been left in a local charity shop.  She takes a gamble and blows the money for the gas bill on the whole lot and the dream of becoming Cardiff's very own answer to the global girl DJ, Lisa Lashes.  It's just a shame she didn't bother to explain the plan to Beth first.

'Beth pulled the record from its sleeve and placed it on the turntable.  With a shaky hand, she lifted over the metal arm and put the needle down on the black vinyl.'