The Colour of Milk: A Novel

by Nell Leyshon | Literature & Fiction | This book has not been rated.
ISBN: 0062245821 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingbuttonbrightwing of Raleigh, North Carolina USA on 11/20/2013
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Journal Entry 1 by wingbuttonbrightwing from Raleigh, North Carolina USA on Wednesday, November 20, 2013
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Her name is Mary. Her hair is the color of milk. And this is her story, told in a compelling voice as British writer Leyshon brings her narrator brilliantly to life. Mary begins her account in 1830, when she is 14 and forced to leave the only world she has known, her abusive father’s farm, where she slaves from sunup to sundown alongside her three sisters. Against her will, Mary’s father sends her to live as housemaid for the ailing vicar’s wife so that he can collect the money. It is in her new life at the vicarage that this illiterate girl realizes her greatest dream, to learn to read and write. But the learning comes at a tragic cost. Resolved to tell the truth of what happened, Mary draws the reader in from the opening pages. Here is a headstrong, forthright, optimistic character determined to survive her wretched circumstances in a literary jewel crafted by an accomplished writer. --Diane Holcomb

Journal Entry 2 by wingbuttonbrightwing at NC State Univ Free Book Box in Raleigh, North Carolina USA on Wednesday, November 20, 2013

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