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The housemaid's daughter, by Barbara Mutch

Label
The housemaid's daughter
Title
The housemaid's daughter
Statement of responsibility
by Barbara Mutch
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Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Duty and love collide on the arid plains of central South Africa. Cathleen Harrington leaves her home in Ireland in 1919 to travel to South Africa and marry the fiance she has not seen for five years. Isolated and estranged in a harsh landscape, she finds solace in her diary and the friendship of her housemaid's daughter, Ada. Cathleen recognises in her someone she can love and respond to in a way that she cannot with her own husband and daughter. Under Cathleen's tutelage, Ada grows into an accomplished pianist, and a reader who cannot resist turning the pages of the diary, discovering the secrets Cathleen sought to hide. When Ada is compromised and finds she is expecting a mixed-race child, she flees her home, determined to spare Cathleen the knowledge of her betrayal, and the disgrace that would descend upon the family. Scorned within her own community, Ada is forced to carve a life for herself, her child, and her music. But Cathleen still believes in Ada, and risks the constraints of apartheid to search for her and persuade her to return with her daughter. Beyond the cruelty, there is love, hope - and redemption
Cataloging source
UKMGB
Dewey number
823.92
Index
no index present
Intended audience
Adult
Literary form
fiction
The housemaid's daughter, by Barbara Mutch
Label
The housemaid's daughter, by Barbara Mutch
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Originally published: London: Headline Review, 2012
  • "An extended version of The housemaid's daughter was first published by Troubador Publishing Ltd under the title Karoo plainsong" --Title page verso
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volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn853505951
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Dimensions
24 cm.
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Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
439 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9780750537469
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Specific material designation
large print
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a2078751
  • (OCoLC)853505951

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