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Slammerkin - Emma Donoghue
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 0965019742
Publisher: Harcourt, Inc.
Pages no: 336
Edition language: English
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Summer Reading Project, BookLikes Satellite
Summer Reading Project, BookLikes Satellite rated it
3.5 Slammerkin, by Emma Donoghue
For want of a red satin ribbon, Mary Saunders was hanged for murder at the age of sixteen in 1764. "In her sixteen years she'd shot along the shortest route she could find between life and death, as the crow flew" (p. 376). Emma Donoghue's astonishing novel, Slammerkin, is based on the sketchy histo...
The City Of Invention
The City Of Invention rated it
5.0 Life At The Bottom Of A Brutal Society
Set in London and Monmouth in the eighteenth century, Slammerkin is the story of Mary, a fourteen year old girl abandoned by her family and forced to resort to prostitution in order to survive. Be warned - it is often deeply harrowing. However, Emma Donoghue's eye for detail, coupled with her deligh...
Cave of Wonder
Cave of Wonder rated it
I hate endings like this.That is all.(read for school)
Kiwiria rated it
In many ways Slammerkin reminded me of older Danish books in style (like Ditte Menneskebarn and Guds blinde øje to name a couple of examples), but unfortunately that's not an entirely good thing. I've always thought those books too depressing for their own good and much to my disappointment, Slammer...
Themis-Athena's Garden of Books
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4.0 11 lost days, and a whole lost life to follow.
With 1751's Calendar Reform Act, Britain adopted the Gregorian calendar implemented elsewhere in 1582; resulting in the elimination of 11 days between September 2 and 14, 1752. The edict, viewed as more than a mere alteration in the calculation of time, caused widespread riots; grounded as much in p...
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