by Emma Donoghue | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 0151006725 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingsgscarcliffwing on 8/18/2004
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7 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by wingsgscarcliffwing on Wednesday, August 18, 2004
Very good. It portrays how rough the life is for a girl working the streets in London in the 1700's. But it also points out some of the freedoms she has. When London becomes to risky for Mary moves to the country to learn the proper trade of sewing and ends up running in to trouble there also.

Releasing to book box

Released on Wednesday, August 18, 2004 at MarciNYC's Cleaning Out the Trunk Bookbox in Bookbox, postal release USA.

Releasing to bookbox

Journal Entry 3 by MarciNYC from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania USA on Friday, September 3, 2004
Oh man -- I was so excited to see this in the bookbox, but then disappointed when I realised I already had a copy of this on my shelf. I know this has been on several wishlists, so in the spirit of BookCrossing, I will probably RABCK this to someone, unless it's claimed at our next MeetUp.

Journal Entry 4 by MarciNYC from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania USA on Wednesday, September 15, 2004
This wasn't claimed at our meetup this week, but in an effort to promote goodwill amongst BX nations, this is joining a few others and heading across country to jamesmum for inclusion in the "Kiwi M-Bag" for FutureCat. Travel safely, little book.

Journal Entry 5 by jamesmum at on Friday, October 1, 2004

Released 19 yrs ago (10/1/2004 UTC) at



Journal Entry 6 by jamesmum from Richmond, British Columbia Canada on Friday, October 1, 2004
IN the NZ M-bag for FutureCat!

Journal Entry 7 by libragirl from Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand on Saturday, December 11, 2004
The book bag has arrived in New Zealand - this book reserved for Futurecat

Journal Entry 8 by futurecat from Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand on Sunday, December 12, 2004
Got home from work today to discover a large bag of books waiting for me: my share of the m-bag, dropped off by libragirl. How exciting!!! Many thanks to MarciNYC, jamesmum, and libragirl!

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Journal Entry 9 by futurecat from Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand on Monday, January 3, 2005
Wow, what a very powerful and moving story! Mary *should* be an entirely unsympathetic character - after all, she prostitutes herself for the first time only because she can't afford to buy the pretty ribbon she wants, and almost all her actions after that point are led by greed and vanity - but somehow the author manages to make you totally sympathise with her, and keep you hoping that she'll find some way to acheive her dreams.

I'm going to have to look out for other books by this author.

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Journal Entry 10 by futurecat from Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand on Wednesday, December 14, 2005
I was just looking through my bookshelf and noticed this book still marked as available. I vaguely remember passing it on to someone else at a meetup, but I've got no idea when or to who. It's definitely not still in my possession, anyway - it's out there somewhere in the big wide world.

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Journal Entry 11 by Lytteltonwitch from Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand on Sunday, August 16, 2009
Interesting read and I had to keep taking breaks from my reading of this book. It was such a hard life for a woman or in this case a girl back in those days. I realised when doing this entry that I hadn't caught this book which is very remiss of me. It sort of got lost amongst the one or two books in my house.

Released 6 yrs ago (8/20/2017 UTC) at Barrington Mall - details in notes in Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand


Was taken to today's bookcrossing meet up

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Journal Entry 13 by chuckacraft at Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand on Monday, October 2, 2017
I picked up this book a few month ago at a bookcrossing meeting in ChCh.
The topic sounds very interesting and I am looking forward to read it soon!

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