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The housemaid's daughter, Barbara Mutch

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The housemaid's daughter
Title
The housemaid's daughter
Statement of responsibility
Barbara Mutch
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Duty and love collide on the arid plains of central South Africa. Cathleen Harrington leaves her home in Ireland in 1919 to travel to South Africa and marry the fiance she has not seen for five years. Isolated and estranged in a harsh landscape, she finds solace in her diary and the friendship of her housemaid's daughter, Ada. Cathleen recognises in her someone she can love and respond to in a way that she cannot with her own husband and daughter. Under Cathleen's tutelage, Ada grows into an accomplished pianist, and a reader who cannot resist turning the pages of the diary, discovering the secrets Cathleen sought to hide. When dais compromised and finds she is expecting a mixed-race child, she flees her home, determined to spare Cathleen the knowledge of her betrayal, and the disgrace that would descend upon the family. Scorned within her own community, dais forced to carve a life for herself, her child, and her music. But Cathleen still believes in Ada, and risks the constraints of apartheid to search for her and persuade her to return with her daughter. Beyond the cruelty, there is love, hope - and redemption
Cataloging source
AU@
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Mutch, Barbara
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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  • Man-woman relationships
  • Apartheid
  • South Africa
Label
The housemaid's daughter, Barbara Mutch
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
332567-5
Extent
401 p.
Isbn
9780755392100
Isbn Type
(pbk)
Label
The housemaid's daughter, Barbara Mutch
Publication
Control code
332567-5
Extent
401 p.
Isbn
9780755392100
Isbn Type
(pbk)

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