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The linnet bird

Author: Linda Holeman
Publisher: London : Headline, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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India, 1839: Linny Gow, a respectable young wife and mother, settles down to write her life story. To outside appearances Linny is the perfect Raj wife: beautiful, gracious, subservient. But appearances can be very deceptive ...Born into direst poverty in Liverpool, Linny escapes the life of prostitution her stepfather has forced her into, transforms herself into a young lady, and escapes to India, where the British  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Linda Holeman
ISBN: 0755322916 9780755322916 0755324137 9780755324132 0755322924 9780755322923 0755324633 9780755324637
OCLC Number: 59263897
Description: 384 pages ; 24 cm
Responsibility: Linda Holeman.
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Linny's talent for survival makes for compulsive reading. This Canadian writer's first adult novel succeeds in being more than just a historical saga; it is a rites-of-passage tale with a very Read more...

 
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