The Mistress of Nothing

September 1, 2009|
The Mistress of Nothing by Kate Pullinger
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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.
**Winner of the Governor General's Award for Fiction
Title:The Mistress of NothingFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:256 pages, 8.6 X 5.63 X 0.7 inShipping dimensions:256 pages, 8.6 X 5.63 X 0.7 inPublished:September 1, 2009Publisher:McArthur & CompanyLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1552787982

ISBN - 13:9781552787984

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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