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The Closest Thing To Flying - Gill Lewis
The Closest Thing To Flying
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Present day: Semira doesn't know where to call home. She and her mother came to England when she was four years old, brought across the desert and the sea by a man who has complete control. Always moving on, always afraid of being caught, she longs for freedom. 1891: Hen knows exactly where to... show more
Present day: Semira doesn't know where to call home. She and her mother came to England when she was four years old, brought across the desert and the sea by a man who has complete control. Always moving on, always afraid of being caught, she longs for freedom.
1891: Hen knows exactly where to call home. Her stifling mother makes sure of that. But her Aunt Kitty is opening her eyes to a whole new world. A world of animal rights, and votes for women, and riding bicycles! Trapped in a life of behaving like a lady, she longs for freedom.
When Semira discovers Hen's diary, she finds the inspiration to be brave, to fight for her place in the world, and maybe even to uncover the secrets of her own past.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780192749482
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Pages no: 240
Edition language: English
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This is an absolute gem of a book and I am so glad I borrowed it from my library on a whim. Samira, a refugee in an abusive household, buys a hat in a hat box one day and finds a diary hidden inside. Opening the pages, she meets Henrietta, a girl from 1891, who is also trapped by the expectations of...
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