The Linnet Bird

The Linnet Bird

A Novel

Book - 2005
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Born into poverty and sold into prostitution at the age of eleven, Linny Gow uses her wits to reinvent herself as a proper Victorian lady and joins the "fishing fleet" of poor young women of good birth who sail for India to find husbands.

Baker
& Taylor

Born into poverty in the Liverpool slums and sold into prostitution at the age of eleven, orphaned Linny Gow uses her wits to reinvent herself as a proper young Victorian lady and joins the "fishing fleet" of poor young women of good birth who sail for India to find husbands, only to discover that respectable married life brings its own form of imprisonment. 25,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York : Crown Publishers, c2005
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781400097395
1400097398
Characteristics: 422 p. ; 24 cm

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ruby618 Oct 13, 2016

amazing book
love all of her books

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erinsnest
Feb 18, 2013

Started Sat, Feb 16, 2013, also reading "The Power Elite", so progress will be slow. Got right into the story, looks like it will be a good one.....Feb 26, 3/4 of the way through. A nice easy read, haven't hit any boring parts yet......Feb 27, well that last bit went fast! Great read for a rainy day, or a lazy day in the sun, or a snowy stay inside cozy day.

KHaney Mar 19, 2008

For any fan of historical fiction. It was an amazing book by Canadian author Linda Holeman. Look for it's sequal The Moonlite Cage

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KHaney Mar 19, 2008

Liverpool, England, in Victorian times was no place to be a poor girl. Linny Gow knows this firsthand. When her mother dies, her father begins prostituting her at the age of 12. Linny manages to leave prostitution, and with the help of a kindly would-be doctor, she begins to pass herself off as a middle-class woman. When Linny gets the opportunity to leave England behind, she sets off for India without looking back. In India she meets the cruel Somers Ingram. Ingram recognizes her from her days in Liverpool and blackmails her into a sexless and violent marriage. Coincidences and luck, both good and bad, abound. Linny's intelligence and pluck may be almost a cliche in historical literature, but the plot moves at a fast enough pace, and the descriptions are so vivid that the book becomes a page-turner

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