The Colour of Milk

The Colour of Milk

Book - 2013
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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.
Publisher: London : Penguin Books, 2013, c2012
ISBN: 9780241959541
Branch Call Number: F LEY NVD
Characteristics: 171 p. ; 20 cm
Alternative Title: Color of milk


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Nov 29, 2017

In the beginning...

I think this is a book you either love, or hate, and I comPLETely loved it. I wish it was longer and more detailed, but it was actually perfect the way it was. I just wanted to know more about Mary, her three sisters, her parents, everyone. What a book! I'm so sad it's over.

Jun 06, 2014

1831 small village in England -a young farm girl is sent to help care for the vicar's wife. Her wish to learn to read and write comes true, but not without consequences to both the teacher and the learner.
Short but very interesting characters!

Jun 17, 2013

"In the beginning"... I wasn't sure what to make of this story: I found it hard to follow with all the grammar errors. But, I'm glad I stuck it out. It was a nice, simple exciting story. Definitely a new perspective to what readers already know, but never hear about, 19th century England. I read this all in one sitting and couldn't put it down! Great story!

May 29, 2013

note to ksilverbears

The author's decision to use poor grammar and lack of capitalization is to show, rather than tell, the life these girls endure. You did not state whether or not you actually liked or disliked the story. I would be very interested to hear your thoughts on the story itself.

Mar 20, 2013

unbelievable characters doomed to tragedy.

Mar 01, 2013

If you are the sort of person, like myself, who is easily irritated by poor grammar and punctuation then this book will greatly displease you. I am shocked that this was published.
The story is told from the perspective of a young, largely illiterate, woman. My problem with this is that the novel reads illiterately. Nothing is properly capitalized or punctuated. Be warned.

madison382 Jan 30, 2013

very interesting, but sad novel.

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