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The Colour of Milk Mary Is A Sharp Tongued Farm Girl, And She Will Do Anything To Learn To Read And Write But As She Does So Through Four Seasons Of One Extraordinary Year, She Discovers That Nothing Comes For Free Told By A Narrator Whose Urgent, Unforgettable Voice Will Break Your Heart, The Colour Of Milk Is An Astonishing Novel


10 thoughts on “The Colour of Milk

  1. says:

    my name is jeanette j.e.a.n.e.t.t.e.i am very tall and my hair is the colour of weak tea.this is my review and i am writing it by my own hand in the year of our lord twenty thirteen.i did read this book, and my teeth did grind and my eyes did cross for that there were no upper case letters on any page no, nary a one nor were there any quotation marks neither.i understand that the narrator is barely literate, and


  2. says:

    I came upon The Color of Milk through Cheyenne Blue s review and it made me want to read it And I am glad I did even though it made me cry bitter tears towards the end Well worth it though If you decide to read it you will learn about mary and see the world as she saw it and it will stay with you long after you read the last page.It is written in her words and the lack of punctuation will be weird for a few pages but you w


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    Spare, elegant and moving with quite possibly the most compelling narrator I ve ever encountered The Colour of Milk is a page turner of the highest order Whilst the style and narrative is deceptively but charmingly simple, Mary s voice is startlingly direct, urgent and teeters on the queasily visceral It s been a while since I ve been so immersed in a story or so invested in the protagonist.I won t lie, I was a little underwhelmed b


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    HOLY EFFING TOUR DE FORCE Yes, this book is really sad I hate using the word heartbreaking, but it s apt here This is one of those books where I want to say, yes, it s going to devastate you, but TOO BAD, MAN You know what s devastating How women were treated 200 years ago Somehow, Nell Leyshon captures the utter banality of everyday abuse and intellectual oppression of women living on a farm in England in the 1830 s There is no anachronistic


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    Mary is a sharp tongued fifteen year old farm girl who has a strong desire to learn how to read and write In this year of lord eighteen hundred and thirty one you follow the journal of a poor and disabled girl who should have no rights going against the odds to achieve what she always wanted the ability to read and write The Colour of Milk is written in a personal journal over the four seasons of a year Mary is the youngest of four daughters living in


  6. says:

    What a beautiful, quiet, haunting little book this is left me with my heart shattered with tears in my eyesREAD IT


  7. says:

    A farm in the 1830 s, 4 girls live with their mother and their abusive father on a farm, where they are worked from sunup until sundown The youngest, Mary, who is 14 is sent to help the local preacher with his wife who is ill Mary is very special, it is her journal, her story we read, and it is written simply and rather starkly to reflect the circumstances in which she lives Her reading and writing has come at a high cost to herself, but it is the one thing she can do to


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    5 sad but beautiful stars What an astounding book I could not believe that so much emotion could be packed into such a small book man, was I wrong Mary was a fierce protagonist her wit, honesty, and caring heart made her an altogether lovable main character And the other characters were surprisingly well developed considering how short the book was Leyshon did a remarkable job on that aspect alone.Mary s story was swift, unforgiving, and realistic But it was also hopeful Her life o


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    My introduction to Nell Leyshon was through Memoirs of a Dipper which I really enjoyed That inspired me to read The Colour of Milk Both books share similarities a first person narration by an unlikely narrator and hints of the denouement throughout the tale.Overall I thought Memoirs of a Dipper wassuccessful than The Colour of Milk That said, the evocation of Mary, a farmer s daughter in 1831, felt very credible and well researched, and the story is tragic and compelling It s My introduction


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    From the back cover Set in England in 1830, The Colour of Milk by Nell Leyshon is an emotionally haunting work of historical fiction about an illiterate farm girl s emotional and intellectual awakening and its devastating consequences Quotable i said i would tell you the truth of everything that happened and i have told you and it is all true except for one thing Much as been said about the peculiar writing style of The Colour of Milk, written in the hand of newly literate country girl Mar From the ba


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