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review 2014-01-30 22:30
The Linnet Bird
The Linnet Bird - Linda Holeman

Read in 2011

 

This book was really good. It's adventurous, entertaining and heartbreaking with a developed and fully described main character. 

The story describes a life of a young woman, form childhood when she was raped, forced to sell her body to the moment she experienced true happiness and hardly achieved freedom in the arms of a beloved man and the moment she lost him.

 

She is a strong and courageous character who fights fiercely through life. But no matter, how strongly she fought for herself, life continues to beat her down. Her tragical life is what gives severity to this novel and makes it as good as it is.

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review 2013-03-08 00:00
The Linnet Bird
The Linnet Bird - Linda Holeman The Linnet Bird by Linda Holeman 9780755322916 (this isbn is not available here on Goodreads) 376 pages Headline Book Publishing, a division of Hodder HeadlineWithdrawn from Calderdale LibrariesDedication: For Holly Kennedy, who had faith in this story.Opening Quote:A linnet in a gilded cage,A linnet on a bough,In frosty winter one might doubtWhich bird is luckier now.But let the trees burst out in leaf,And nests be on the bough,Which linnet is the luckier bird,Oh who could doubt it now? Christina Rossetti 1872Opening:Calcutta 1839Smoking opium is an art. I look at my tray and its contents - the pipe covered in finely worked silver, the small spirit lamp, the long blunt needle, the container of chandu, and my row of pea-sized balls of the dark brown paste.What was it called again - that victoriana erotica doorstep made into a TV series?The Cake and the Floorbrush?The Banana and the Chimneysweep?The Pincushion and the Melon?Well, this is like that, and I prefer this. At the end: so very nearly a 4*
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review 2012-01-04 00:00
The Linnet Bird - Linda Holeman This could best be described as hardship porn. Not a romance, at all - despite pretty pretty cover. There is no end to the trouble and truly lyrical descriptions of The Worst Step Dad Ever, The Saddest Slum, The Grossest John, and all the horrible horrible things that befall the heroine. It's pretty gruesome, but a total page turner.
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review 2010-12-05 00:00
The Linnet Bird
The Linnet Bird - Linda Holeman Great piece of historical fiction-will be looking for more from this author!
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review 2010-12-05 00:00
The Linnet Bird
The Linnet Bird - Linda Holeman Great piece of historical fiction-will be looking for more from this author!
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