The Tower Room by Adele Geras

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A contemporary Rapunzel story follows the love affair between a boarding school student who lives in a tower room and a new laboratory assistant who scales a scaffold to her window.

About Adele Geras

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AD+LE GERAS is the celebrated author of many stories and novels, including The Tower Room, Watching the Roses, and Pictures of the Night. She lives in Manchester, England.
Published January 1, 1990 by Harcourt Brace Jovanovich. 160 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Children's Books, Romance, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Protagonist Megan (Rapunzel) is an orphan whose schoolmistress guardian, Dorothy, satisfied Megan's mother's craving for asparagus (a stand-in for rampion/rape) before Megan's birth.

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The story, told from the London garret where Megan and Simon are living, ends with Megan cutting her waist-length hair and moving back to school.

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