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The mistress of nothing
by Kate Pullinger | Literature & Fiction
Registered by wingmegami-no-ushiwing of Calgary, Alberta Canada on Thursday, June 28, 2012
Average 9 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

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Journal Entry 1 by wingmegami-no-ushiwing from Calgary, Alberta Canada on Thursday, June 28, 2012

9 out of 10

I thought this was a lovely book and well deserving of the Governor general's awrard for fiction!
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Lady Duff Gordon is the toast of Victorian London society. But when her debilitating tuberculosis means exile, she and her devoted lady's maid, Sally, set sail for Egypt. It is Sally who describes, with a mixture of wonder and trepidation, the odd menage (marshalled by the resourceful Omar) that travels down the Nile to a new life in Luxor. When Lady Duff Gordon undoes her stays and takes to native dress, throwing herself into weekly salons, language lessons and excursions to the tombs, Sally too adapts to a new world, which affords her heady and heartfelt freedoms never known before. But freedom is a luxury that a maid can ill-afford, and when Sally grasps more than her status entitles her to, she is brutally reminded that she is mistress of nothing 


Journal Entry 2 by wingmegami-no-ushiwing at Calgary Co-op - Quarry Park in Calgary, Alberta Canada on Thursday, June 28, 2012

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Released 2 yrs ago (6/28/2012 UTC) at Calgary Co-op - Quarry Park in Calgary, Alberta Canada

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