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The Flight of Gemma Hardy

A Novel
Livesey, Margot (Unknown - 2012)
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
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Overcoming a life of hardship and loneliness, Gemma Hardy, a brilliant and determined young woman, accepts a position as an au pair on the remote Orkney Islands where she faces her biggest challenge yet.
Title: The flight of Gemma Hardy
a novel
Publisher: New York : Harper, c2012
Edition: 1st ed
Characteristics: 447 p. ;,24 cm
Summary: Overcoming a life of hardship and loneliness, Gemma Hardy, a brilliant and determined young woman, accepts a position as an au pair on the remote Orkney Islands where she faces her biggest challenge yet.
ISBN: 0062064223
9780062064226
Branch Call Number: LIVESEY M
Livesey, M
PR9199.3.L563 F58 2012
Statement of Responsibility: Margot Livesey
Topical Term: Orphans
Au pairs
Governesses
Young women
Boarding schools
Young women
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Dec 17, 2012
  • Michael Colford rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

In the tradition of Jane Eyre, Gemma Hardy is a strong-willed, determined orphan living in Scotland who endures the kinds of trials only orphans in literature can endure before growing into the young lady that we would all love to be.

Livesey explores many of the tropes of this type of tale, but includes surprising detours, including Gemma's exploration of her heritage in Iceland, a kindly lesbian couple who show her kindness andrefuge at a particularly low moment in her life, and a development of her character that goes far beyond the genre and into a more realistic growth. Beautiful written as well.

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Dec 17, 2012
  • Michael Colford rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

In the tradition of Jane Eyre, Gemma Hardy is a strong-willed, determined orphan living in Scotland who endures the kinds of trials only orphans in literature can endure before growing into the young lady that we would all love to be.

Livesey explores many of the tropes of this type of tale, but includes surprising detours, including Gemma's exploration of her heritage in Iceland, a kindly lesbian couple who show her kindness andrefuge at a particularly low moment in her life, and a development of her character that goes far beyond the genre and into a more realistic growth. Beautiful written as well.

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