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Publisher Description

Set in London and Monmouth in the late 1700s, this is an extraordinary novel about Mary Saunders, the young daughter of a poor seamstress. Mary hungers greedily for fine clothes and ribbons, as people of her class do for food and warmth. It's a hunger that lures her into prostitution at the age of thirteen. Mary is thrown out by her distraught mother when she gets pregnant and almost dies on the dangerous streets of London. Her saviour is Doll - a prostitute. Mary roams London freely with Doll, selling her body to all manner of 'cullies', dressed whorishly in colourful, gaudy dresses with a painted red smile.

Faced with bad debts and threats upon her life she eventually flees to Monmouth, her mother's hometown, where she attempts to start a new life as a maid in Mrs Jones's house. But Mary soon discovers that she can't escape her past and just how dearly people like her pay for yearnings not fitting to their class in society...

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2011
August 11
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
432
Pages
PUBLISHER
Little, Brown Book Group
SIZE
1.1
MB

Customer Reviews

Djclinton ,

Excellent

Not at good as Room but still a very good read. The story of Mary Saunders is consistently paced and the book demands attention from beginning to end. The characters are developed excellently and I now feel I know each one as I would a friend. The book was easy to read and the story easy to follow. I'm looking forward to reading more by Emma Donoghue.

Sitora ,

Amazing

I couldn't put this book down! Another masterpiece by Emma Donogue... Won't describe its a must read!!!!

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