“The legs were everything—a vision of the elegant beauty and desirability of the feminine form, the bearer of life. Now the algebra was nothing. Those legs were all I needed to know.”
It begins with Paul’s fixation with Marie’s legs under a school desk. Soon the two teenagers are together, and she is singing in his group, next stop Top of the Pops.
This is a story of two young lovers that unfolds against a background of grammar school and Beatles’s era pop music. It is a time of long, easy summer, new freedom, and sense of fun. But as the young couple finishes school and moves into the adult world, their relationship is threatened by the influence of family and, for Paul, the temptation of an older woman at his place of work.
Marie is a humorous and affectionate portrait of life in the 1960s and the psychology of young love in a time of sexual liberation.