The Colour of Milk

The Colour of Milk

eBook - 2012
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Mary, the spirited youngest daughter of an angry, violent man, is sent to work for the local vicar and his invalid wife. Her strange new surroundings offer unsettling challenges, including the vicar's lecherous son and a manipulative fellow servant. But life in the vicarage also offers unexpected joys, as the curious young girl learns to read and write -- knowledge that will come at a tragic price.
Publisher: New York : HarperCollins, 2012
Edition: 1st U.S. ed
ISBN: 9780062192073
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc
Alternative Title: Color of milk

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bixby
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!

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taylrmari
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!

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vicsailgarden
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.

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diggie
Mar 20, 2013

unbelievable characters doomed to tragedy.

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ksilverbears
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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