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Slammerkin by Emma Donoghue

A classic coming-of-age story... Mary, the daughter of a poor seamstress, longs for fine clothes as her neighbours hunger for food and warmth. For the love of a gorgeous red ribbon, she is seduced into a life on the cold, murky streets of late 1700's London. Her saviour is Doll, a gaudy young woman who… Continue reading Slammerkin by Emma Donoghue