'For you, I will write of it all - part truth, part memory, part nightmare - my life, the one that started so long ago, in a place so far from here...' India, 1839: Linny Gow, a respectable young wife and mother, settles down to write her life story.
To outside appearances Linny is the perfect Colonial wife: beautiful, gracious, subservient.
But appearances can be very deceptive ...An unforgettable book, richly descriptive and mesmerising from the start, The Linnet Bird is the spellbinding story of the journey of Linny Gow - child prostitute turned social climber turned colonial wife turned adventuress.
Frequently disturbing, often moving and always enthralling, it is that rare thing: a once-in-a-lifetime read.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 512 pages
- Publisher: Headline Publishing Group
- Publication Date: 06/09/2004
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780755324637