The colour of milk / Nell Leyshon.
Publication year: 2013
Publisher: London : Penguin Books,
ISBN: 9780241959541 (pbk.) : 9780241959558 (ebook) :
Originally published: London: Fig Tree, 2012.
1831. 15-year-old Mary begins the difficult task of telling her story. Mary leads a harsh life working on her father's farm. In the summer she is sent to work for the local vicar's invalid wife, where the reasons why she must record the truth of what happens to her are gradually revealed.
171 pages ; 20 cm
A compulsive read which paints a vivid picture into one's imagination. Mary was born to an existence without hope or expectations. A mean life with a tragic end. However her love for her grandfather and the farm sustained her, along with her unquestioning acceptance of circumstances gave her contentment.
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