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India, 1839: Linny Gow, a respectable young wife and mother, settles down to write her life story. To outside appearances Linny is the perfect colonial wife: beautiful, gracious, subservient. But appearances can be very deceptive...The Linnet Bird is the spellbinding story of the journey of Linny Gow - child prostitute turned social climber turned colonial wife turned adventuress. Frequently disturbing, often moving and always enthralling, it is that rare thing: a once-in-a-lifetime read.
Linda Holeman has published two collections of short stories, five sweeping historic novels, and fiction for young adults. Her work has won several awards and appears in over a dozen languages. A long-time resident of Winnipeg, she now divides her time between Toronto and Santa Monica, California.
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