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Mary is a sharp-tongued farm girl, and she will do anything to learn to read and write. But as she does so through four seasons of one extraordinary year, she discovers that nothing comes for free. Told by a narrator whose urgent, unforgettable voice will break your heart, The Colour of Milk is an astonishing novel....

Title : The Colour of Milk
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ISBN : 9780062245823
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Number of Pages : 176 Pages
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The Colour of Milk Reviews

  • Jeanette
    2019-05-29 07:43

    my name is jeanette. j.e.a.n.e.t.t.e.i am very tall and my hair is the colour of weak tea.this is my review and i am writing it by my own hand in the year of our lord twenty-thirteen.i did read this book, and my teeth did grind and my eyes did cross for that there were no upper-case letters on any page. no, nary a one. nor were there any quotation marks neither.i understand that the narrator is barely literate, and it is for this that we are meant to see that she does not know proper punctuation and capitalization. i did puzzle over this. for if she has only just learned to read and write, how is it that she can spell challenging words like hierarchy with never a dictionary nearby? when i finished the reading of this book i did say,holy mackerel, that was bleak!or it may be that it was wholly mackerel which i did say, for i do not know if mackerel are holy. the story is wholly bleak and not holy. this i do know. as i closed this book i did blink my eyes. blink blink. and i wondered, for i could not help myself. and the thing which i wondered was this:did the author write this on her mobile phone? using only her thumbs?this is my review and i have been writing it by my own hand. every word i spelled out. every letter i wrote.

  • Azumi
    2019-05-22 06:00

    Es una pequeña novelita escrita en primera persona y con las palabras y la tosca redacción de su protagonista, una joven granjera prácticamente analfabeta, que acaba de aprender a leer y escribir. Y es en esto precisamente donde reside toda la fuerza de la narración y es lo que la hace tan especial.Es una historia emotiva y dura y a pesar de saber desde el inicio por dónde van a ir los tiros, consigue emocionar y dejarte el corazón en un puño. Para mí el final ha sido como un mazazo.Uno de esos libros que dejan huella.

  • Claudia
    2019-06-13 11:58

    Ich bin beeindruckt. Das Buch wirkt nach. Der Preis für's Lesen und Schreiben lernen ist sehr hoch. Durch die direkte Anrede des Mädchens wird der Leser in die Geschichte involviert. Im Klartext: man taumelt mit Mary auf den Abgrund zu. //Rezi folgt.

  • Libros Prestados
    2019-06-14 09:44

    Videoreseña de este libro: novelón. Y un dramón también. Suelo decir que una novela es triste o trágica, pero lo suelo decir en sentido intelectual. Esta novela, sin embargo, lo es a nivel emocional. Hacía años que no lloraba con un libro, pero éste lo ha conseguido. Puede que haya leído novelas con argumentos aparentemente más dramáticos, o con tintes más épicos, o en las que el escritor haya exagerado el carácter de los personajes o los hechos, pero Nell Leyshon emociona sin artificios. Imitando la escritura de una granjera adolescente con maestría y dejando que ese narrador tan sencillo, divertido y optimista nos vaya relatando los acontecimientos, la autora va tejiendo un relato simple, trágico y bello, donde el acto de leer y, sobre todo, escribir, se convierte en un acto de rebeldía.Una pequeña obra maestra.

  • Annina
    2019-06-13 14:02

    Was für ein bildgewaltiges Buch. Ich hatte jede Person, jedes Haus und jedes Zimmer genau vor Augen und war quasi Marys Schatten. Intensiv, heiter, traurig, tragisch.... top!

  • Seija
    2019-06-08 14:09

    HOLY EFFING TOUR DE FORCE!!! Yes, this book is really sad. I hate using the word "heartbreaking," but it's apt here. This is one of those books where I want to say, "yes, it's going to devastate you, but TOO BAD, MAN! You know what's devastating? How women were treated 200 years ago!" Somehow, Nell Leyshon captures the utter banality of everyday abuse and intellectual oppression of women living on a farm in England in the 1830's. There is no anachronistic rebellion here... just acceptance of small lives lived as little more than chattel. Except there is this one girl, illiterate, who sees the truth in her surroundings and can't help but call people out when they're not being honest with themselves. This is Mary, your new favorite character. You will want to hang out with her. You will want to save her. But she is so real, so perfectly a product of her time and place, that you will just have to accept that the past is the past, and be inexpressibly grateful that you live NOW. ESPECIALLY if you are female.

  • Sub_zero
    2019-06-06 11:43

    Del color de la leche no es una novela extraordinaria, no tiene ningún elemento portentoso ni estrictamente original, pero lo cierto es que ha logrado convertirse en una de las lecturas más especiales que han pasado por mis manos en mucho tiempo. ¿Qué es lo que Nell Leyshon hace tan bien en esta novela? ¿Por qué deja una huella indeleble en tantos lectores? La respuesta, si es que es única, reside en la poderosa combinación de ingenuidad, desconocimiento del mundo y rabiosa desfachatez que derrocha su voz narrativa, una niña campesina del siglo XIX que transmite de su puño y letra una historia, al principio inclemente, y al final desgarradora. Un hermoso homenaje a la vida rural y al poder liberador de la literatura.

  • Michael
    2019-05-21 06:09

    Mary is a sharp tongued fifteen year old farm girl who has a strong desire to learn how to read and write. “In this year of lord eighteen hundred and thirty one” you follow the journal of a poor and disabled girl who should have no rights going against the odds to achieve what she always wanted; the ability to read and write. The Colour of Milk is written in a personal journal over the four seasons of a year. Mary is the youngest of four daughters living in a house of a man who really wanted sons; she copes the worst from him; is anger and frustration finds her being given to the local vicar to act as his domestic servant and care for his invalid wife. It is the vicar that she pesters to teach her to read and write and eventually he does. This book follows the growing relationship between the two as she begins to learn.Mary is a spirited girl and her natural honesty often gets her into trouble but she is a wonderful character and relationship with her family and the vicar, along battling against her sex and class makes this an eccentric little book. There is a simplification and beauty to the prose of this book and with the quirky character of the narrative makes this pure joy to read. I will admit it did take me a little bit to get use to the seen the lack of punctuation really though me off but the fact that it’s a journal I had to accept the fact that I shouldn’t expect perfection in the writing styles of a girl still learning to write. I have to say this is an adorable little book that gave me great pleasure in reading. Elegant and beautiful in a very simple way.

  • Sarah Monreau
    2019-05-23 11:59

    Ein wundervolles Buch, welches einen mitreißt, welches einen irgendwann auch zerreißt. Für mich ein Highlight, weil es so ungeschönt daherkommt, so echt und wahr und geradeheraus, genauso, wie man so ein Buch mit dieser Thematik schreiben sollte. Absolut empfehlenswert, auch wenn man wie ich es tat, bereits ahnt, worauf es hinausläuft. Es lohnt sich, jede einzelne Zeile lohnt sich so dermaßen, zu lesen.

  • Nigeyb
    2019-05-30 08:44

    My introduction to Nell Leyshon was through 'Memoirs of a Dipper' which I really enjoyed. That inspired me to read 'The Colour of Milk'. Both books share similarities - a first person narration by an unlikely narrator and hints of the denouement throughout the tale.Overall I thought 'Memoirs of a Dipper' was more successful than 'The Colour of Milk'. That said, the evocation of Mary, a farmer's daughter in 1831, felt very credible and well researched, and the story is tragic and compelling. It's also a very short, and easy to read book.Mary, who narrates the book, is outspoken and her honesty often gets her into trouble with her family and, later in the story, the vicar's family where she goes to work as a maid. To say any more about the plot would be to ruin a powerful and original story. I will be reading more by Nell Leyshon.

  • grimaud
    2019-05-25 08:44

    Lo que mas me ha gustado es el estilo en que está escrito, está muy logrado. La narración en primera persona de una mujer que acaba de aprender a escribir, mujer inteligente pero que no ha recibido ninguna educación y solo conoce lo que tiene delante de las narices. En otros autores, ejemplo Faulkner, los campesinos tienen pensamientos demasiado elevados para lo que es su condición y su formación. Aquí todos los pensamientos y actos de Mary son coherentes y esto junto a su franqueza y su vitalidad la convierten en un personaje muy atractivo. Lo que menos me ha gustado es el final que me ha parecido algo tópico y esperado y no me ha dejado buen sabor de boca. En todo caso, el libro merece la pena.

  • Israel Montoya Baquero
    2019-05-29 06:07

    Hay libros que marcan: por como esrán escritos; por la fuerza de sus personajes;por lo que narran.Este es uno de esos libros No sólo destaca el personaje de Mary (eme, a, erre, y griega), si no que, a pesar de lo breve que es (o quizá justamente por eso), el relato se queda, como una mosca estival, dando vueltas y vueltas dentro de nuestras cabezas.Y si, ha sido un libro perfecto para haber leido, en el Dia para la Eliminacion de la Violencia contra la Mujer. ¿Por qué? Tendreis que leer el libro para averiguarlo

  • Booklunatic
    2019-05-29 06:52

    5 SterneSehr besonders - ein Buch, das man ganz langsam lesen will, um jeden Satz auf sich wirken zu lassen. Mehr nach Erscheinen...

  • Diane S ☔
    2019-06-03 07:52

    A farm in the 1830's, 4 girls live with their mother and their abusive father on a farm, where they are worked from sunup until sundown. The youngest, Mary, who is 14 is sent to help the local preacher with his wife who is ill. Mary is very special, it is her journal, her story we read, and it is written simply and rather starkly to reflect the circumstances in which she lives. Her reading and writing has come at a high cost to herself, but it is the one thing she can do to make her grandfather proud. It is her relationship with her grandfather that I feel is particularly poignant, it is where she gets most of the love that is in her young life. This book will not appeal to everyone but I do believe it will appeal to those who like Jessamyn Ward and Bonnie Jo Campbell. The ending did rather shock me, it was not at all what I was expecting. Not a happy ever after kind of book.

  • prettybooks
    2019-05-24 10:43

    16/20Un récit court mais fort et poignant, révoltant aussi. Mary est un personnage passionnant, une jeune fille au caractère insaisissable, exploitée dès son plus jeune âge. Quand elle découvre la possibilité d’apprendre à lire et à écrire, sa vie va changer, et son destin aussi.Ma chronique :

  • Whitney
    2019-05-23 06:51

    5 sad but beautiful stars!What an astounding book!I could not believe that so much emotion could be packed into such a small book - man, was I wrong! Mary was a fierce protagonist; her wit, honesty, and caring heart made her an altogether lovable main character. And the other characters were surprisingly well developed considering how short the book was. Leyshon did a remarkable job on that aspect alone.Mary's story was swift, unforgiving, and realistic. But it was also hopeful. Her life on her family's farm was tough, but it got a whole lot tougher when she moved in with the vicar and his family. Mary being sold by her father to the vicar for housekeeping work seems like a horrible notion nowadays, but back in 1830 it was completely unremarkable. Mary's father was so hellbent on earning as much money as he possibly could, he refused for even a second to consider his youngest daughter's welfare and the possibility that she might encounter an unspeakable evil upon beginning her new life at the vicar's. Despite the initial confusion, emotional setbacks, and physical mistreatment she experiences while living with the vicar and his odd little family, Mary manages to overcome - even thrive - in her new home thanks to her fierce spirit and strong will. Although her learning to read does not come about as quickly as one would think it would in a story consisting of only 172 pages, Mary does indeed become literate. And when the synopsis of the book alludes to the fact that her new skill will come at a price...well, let's just say that that is the understatement of the effing century. It was heart-wrenching to read the injustices with which a painfully-innocent Mary was forced to deal. Like all other things in her life, though, Mary took it in stride and accepted her fate. And that is what is at the heart of this novel; the fact that women had no say in how their lives turned out and no choice but to accept the fact that unbelievably horrific things happened to them on a daily basis. Mary absorbs her abuse in such a way that it almost becomes normal....because it was. It was completely normal. Not right, but normal. Mary takes it all in because that is what she knows she is supposed to do. But there are consequences to doing so; her wonderful spirit is crushed and she becomes a hollow shell of the person she once was. Basically, her story embodies everything it meant to be a women in pre-suffrage times. Without spoiling anything, I will say this much for the ending: it is EVERYTHING a reader would want as far as righting wrongs goes. But it is also bleak--not at all what you would want for Mary. And there it is again; Leyshon does not sugarcoat the ending. She keeps with the idea that things were rarely peaches and cream for women in the 19th century. Yet there is a hopeful undertone to the ending; through Mary's choice to chronicle her experiences in a journal, she believes that her words will reach someone - anyone - and they will learn the truth about her and why she did what she did. Mary warns us that she has something to say, and she does; it is not just, it is not right, it is not fair. But it's reality. And it's hers. There isn't a doubt in my mind that The Colour of Milk will stay with me for years to come.

  • Mia
    2019-05-27 14:03

    4,5|5Ein wunderbares Buch, das vor allem durch seine ungewöhnliche Grammatik und "einfache", aber umso eindringlichere Sprache besticht. Mir hat es sehr gefallen, insbesondere die Atmosphäre, die sehr an "Das Seelenhaus" von Hannah Kent erinnert! (Ich habe mich allerdings immer ein wenig dabei ertappt, wie ich gedanklich Kommas setzen wollte, die im Text fast komplett weggelassen werden - da muss man sich ein wenig dran gewöhnen!)

  • Roberto
    2019-06-06 10:44

    “Il mio nome è Mary e ho imparato a scriverlo lettera per lettera””Il colore del latte” è un romanzo che fin dall’inizio disorienta un po’. Lo stile non è gradevole: poca cura della punteggiatura, scarso uso delle maiuscole, grammatica approssimativa. Capiamo poi leggendo che a parlare è Mary, una contadina di quindici anni con una gamba più corta dell’altra e capelli chiari come il latte e che lo stile è correlato al suo livello di istruzione.È la primavera del 1831 quando Mary incomincia a scrivere la sua storia. Scrive lentamente, ci vorranno quattro stagioni perché racconti tutto.La ragazzina si presenta, sillabando il suo nome, si descrive fisicamente. Inizialmente si fa fatica a entrare nella storia; ma un poco alla volta riusciamo a vedere Mary, a comprenderla. Ci chiediamo come faccia a saper scrivere visto che non sembra avere tempo per imparare; con le sorelle deve badare agli animali della fattoria e alle faccende di casa. Non c’è tempo quindi per alcuno svago, le giornate sono scandite dalla fatica, dal sudore e dalla violenza, che il padre le infligge se non lavora a sufficienza.Un giorno il padre la costringe a trasferirsi presso il vicario per accudire la moglie malata. Mary non vuole, ma non ha scelta. Qui, nonostante il profondo disagio dovuto al fatto di trovarsi in un’altra casa con persone che non conosce, si compiace di essere apprezzata e impara con entusiasmo a leggere e a scrivere; ma anche che sfortunatamente tutte le cose hanno un prezzo.È una storia triste che riusciamo a vivere con gli occhi di Mary; che è acuta e intelligente, ma non è simpatica, bensì ostinata, fredda, sgradevole. Ma è cresciuta conoscendo solo la violenza senza aspettarsi niente di buono da nessuno, se non da chi dipende da lei completamente, ossia il nonno e la moglie del vicario.Il finale, sconvolgente e amaro, ci fa capire come il romanzo sia un inno alla scrittura, che consente una libertà altrimenti negata.“Ci sono cose che non vorrei dire.Ma mi sono ripromessa di dire tutta la verità.E poi sarò libera.”Molto molto bello, un libro che ci rimane dentro per molti giorni.

  • Emily Crowe
    2019-05-20 11:54

    What a fantastic book! A coworker of mine pointed out that this is the real, unromanticized counterpoint to the works of Jane Austen et al from the first half of the nineteenth century--the one where farm girls are illiterate and completely at the mercy of the men in their lives and where upward mobility is but a distant, future concept. The postscript-like ending may come as a twist to some, but I saw it coming a long way off, as it's not exactly an unused-device in literature, but that withstanding, this book was a real page-turner for me and I congratulate the author in creating what seems to me to be a truly original voice. Here's a full and spoiler-y review on my blog: http://asthecrowefliesandreads.blogsp...

  • Luis
    2019-06-09 11:54

    Mary y sus tres hermanas mayores son hijas matrimonio granjero que necesita todas las manos posibles para ocuparse del campo. El trabajo llena casi todos los huecos de su día, hasta que un día su padre decide que empiece a servir de criada en una casa vecina a cambio de dinero. En ese nuevo entorno Mary aprenderá poco a poco las letras, pero también otra muy amarga enseñanza...Llamando la atención por su estilo y por contar una historia de pocas palabras a lo largo de cuatro estaciones, el encanto de esta obra rebota entre el pasado y el presente desde el que Mary cuenta la historia, y el lento fluir de la tranquilidad al sobresalto. Una historia breve, curiosa, pero en mi opinión, un tanto plana, no por su protagonista, pero sí por lo demás que la rodea.

  • sonia
    2019-05-22 07:50

    Una historia muy dura que sin embargo no me ha enamorado. Lo mejor ha sido la protagonista, una chica admirable por su valentía, por el ánimo con el que lo afronta todo, por su claridad y su inteligencia. El abuelo y ella son un combo estupendo, muy divertido.

  • Maribel González
    2019-06-04 05:51

    Esta novela es muy cortita, pero su dureza es inversamente proporcional a su extensión. El relato de Mary (eme. a. erre. i griega) me ha tenido con el corazón en un puño todo el rato. La forma en la que está escrita, tan simple e infantil, ayuda mucho a empatizar con la protagonista y lo que está contando. Además, el final es totalmente inesperado y me ha dejado en shock. Lectura muy recomendable, porque estoy segura de que en el siglo XIX hubo más de una Mary.

  • Constanze Zietz
    2019-05-16 10:04

    I really liked reading this book. The story is written from the view of the protagonist Mary and focusses on a part of her life. I enjoyed the writing style very much and loved the cover of the book.

  • Shawn
    2019-06-05 14:02

    The author took painstaking measures to ensure that you understood from the beginning that the main character is an illiterate, uneducated, poor farm girl who despite her "sunny outlook" had little more than a bleak existence in store. So how, on the second page, are we to believe that she is using the word "unfurled" to describe spring leaves? You never learned to read, you never learned to write, but in a few short months of tutelage -- "unfurled"? Really? "Opened up", maybe... "Came alive", perhaps... But, "unfurled"? And so begins one of the most poorly edited books to grace the tables of a bookstore in quite some time. If a character says "meself" fifty times during a conversation, how does their diction change to "myself" shortly after? If you're so "farm-raised" that you say "sommat" for "something", how is it you hit the "ing" in every other word -- the entire book? And, my all time favorite: Poor, illiterate peasant girl has to have explained what a "pillow" is, but understands AND SPELLS "hierarchy"? Stop. Right. This. Minute. The unforgivable breech in authenticity happened two pages in, but this was beyond the pale. Why not just tell the story? Why must you try to tell it in the actual "voice" of the character, only to never capture that voice in any believable way? It felt gimmicky, and in the end I didn't care about anything except getting the novel out of my sight. I give it two stars only because I think the writer is better than this effort -- and I've never read anything else she's written! That, and I refuse to accept that something this abysmal came from the pen of a British author. If it's on your list -- take it off.

  • Teresa
    2019-05-19 12:07

    Looks can be deceiving – The Colour of Milk looks like a dainty little thing, measuring just 15cm x 10cm and at 176 pages, more novella than novel but behind that delicate exterior lurks a powerful story with a strong female protagonist.It is 1851 and this is the story of 15 year old Mary, the youngest of four daughters in a farming family where a son would have been more highly prized. Mary tells it as it is and doesn’t suffer fools gladly. She tells her story over four seasons and over the course of the year 1851 there are big changes in her life. Viewed as the runt of the litter by her brutal father, he sees some way to make use of her by hiring her out to the local vicar and his wife. Perhaps this will be a form of escape for Mary but she misses her home, especially her grandfather. There is some compensation as she eventually achieves her ambition, to be able to read and write but at what cost?I warmed to Mary from her opening words -this is my book and i am writing it by my own hand.She’ll tell her story as she sees fit, in her own time and in her own barely literate style – don’t expect any airs and graces with this girl! Her voice is so natural, so true and you can’t help but be engrossed in her tale. She doesn’t set out to charm or flatter the reader but the bare, direct style of her narration makes her irresistible. Her love for her grandfather shines through despite the lack of terms of endearment.Mary, with her hair “the colour of milk”, is intent on lingering in my imagination – a sure sign of a good read.

  • Zorphie Zorro
    2019-05-30 10:51

    Unfortunately, despite all the great reviews, this book just did not do it for me. A very simplistic and spare writing style that's more hyperbolic than anything (Mary uses no capitalization, yet somehow, every word she writes is spelled correctly) didn't convince me that this book was anything more than pretense. I'm not sure where the "beautiful writing" so many people mentioned appeared in this book--spare, repetitive sentences without much imagination or description, and completely affected dialogue were all this little book amounted to. The characters' actions had little credibility, with no continuity throughout the book in their behavior or development. Likewise, there were incredibly rocky transitions between events, which left gaps in the story and in the characters' motives. As a reader, I simply could not overcome these glaring holes in the story's transitions. I do give it credit for a neo-Gothic style and, certainly, for its examination of patriarchy and sexism in master-servant relationships in early 1800's England. It definitely gives a voice to the voiceless in a genre and to a period of history that has been so overly-stylized and romanticized. This book had so much potential but so utterly fell short. Yet, the book addresses topics that are valuable historical discussion points for today--I expect this book will make it onto more than a few English 101 college reading lists.

  • Karina
    2019-05-23 05:49

    A stay up till the wee hours read...this is Mary's story, told over the course of the seasons of one year - about her harsh life on her family's farm and the consequences that follow her being sent to work in the nearby vicarage. A bleak yet bitterly beautiful account of a young girl's intellectual awakening that comes at a terrible cost. Wonderful and very different.

  • Ithil
    2019-06-11 09:43

    Cuando me prestaron este libro lo primero que me dijeron es que no habían podido leer más allá de 30 páginas. Esto, lejos de generarme rechazo, me hizo acudir a la sinopsis, que me dio más curiosidad por el libro. Y con solo leer unas cuatro páginas pude hacerme una idea muy clara del motivo. Creo que este es uno de esos libros que te gustan mucho porque despiertan algo en ti y remueven algo en tu interior, o por el contrario, te repelen y eres incapaz de conectar con ellos.Está escrito de una forma muy peculiar. Para que todo cobre sentido para vosotros os diré que la protagonista es una joven de pueblo, de familia pobre y granjera, la cual termina aprendiendo a escribir. Y es así como se nos cuenta la historia, de su puño y letra. De este modo, el vocabulario, la prosa y la gramática reflejan su condición y persona. Esto me parece algo brillante. Aunque me costó entrar en el libro, precisamente por esto, una vez me acostumbré fue algo que me ayudó a sumergirme en la historia. ‘Del color de la leche’ es una inmersión directa en la vida de Mary, la protagonista. Mary es una joven de pueblo, con una pierna deforme de nacimiento, que no teme decir lo que piensa sin tapujos y muy realista. Es un personaje sencillo, pero a la vez muy real. Todos estos factores me han ayudado a meterme en la historia, dejarme atrapar y leer el libro casi sin parar.No obstante, es un libro cargado de crudeza. A la mitad del libro empiezas a ver por dónde van los tiros. Sabes lo que te va a golpear, ves venir el golpe, pero cuando te impacta duele igual. Este libro me ha hecho sentir asco y repulsión, me ha revuelto el estómago, me ha generado lástima y tristeza y me ha horrorizado. A partes iguales. El final me ha dejado rota. Me han dado ganas de cerrar el libro y echarme a llorar de rabia, de impotencia, y de tristeza a la vez. Creo que es un libro muy necesario, que ojalá no lo fuera. Y siento que es una pena que la forma en la que la historia está narrada pueda hacer que algunas personas se alejen de la historia. Pero también sé que gran parte de la fuerza de la misma reside en la forma en que ha sido narrada. Por mi parte, dadle una oportunidad. Su lectura es como entablillar una factura: terriblemente doloroso, pero necesario.

  • Carmen
    2019-06-08 13:02

    Todo un descubrimiento esta novela que nos trae la historia contada por su propia protagonista sobre "la verdad de lo que pasó" (dicho así por ella). Es increíble la maestría del autora para conseguir un relato tan real, tan directo, tan magnífico que además de traer una historia nos muestra cómo era la vida de millones de mujeres en 1830. El texto es valiente, distinto, sincero y terrible. Es una novela para leer más de una vez e ir descubriendo matices.Me quedo la con frase "...y entonces ya seré libre"https://millibrosenmibiblioteca.blogs...

  • SilviaG
    2019-05-27 10:52

    Una novela sencilla, escrita por la protagonista: una de las hijas de unos granjeros pobres. Te va adentrando en su dura vida en la casa paterna, para luego empezar a servir en la casa del vicario. Se trata de persona analfabeta, sin estudios, pero con una fuerte personalidad. Pero a la que la vida y las personas golpean duramente. Me ha cautivado.