Flight Of Gemma Hardy

January 15, 2013|
Flight Of Gemma Hardy by Margot Livesey
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When her widower father drowns at sea, ten-year-old Gemma Hardy, an only child, is taken from her native Iceland to Scotland, to live with her uncle''s family. But the death of her doting guardian soon after leaves Gemma under the resentful eye of her aunt. When she receives a scholarship to a private school, Gemma believes she''s found the perfect solution, and she eagerly sets out again to a new home. But at Claypoole, she finds herself treated as an unpaid servant.

To Gemma''s delight, the school finally goes bankrupt in 1959 and she takes a job as an au pair on the Orkney Islands. Remote Blackbird Hall belongs to Mr. Sinclair, a rich, single London businessman; his eight-year-old niece is Gemma''s charge. An unlikely pair, Gemma and Sinclair are nonetheless drawn to each another, but their courtship is cut short by Gemma''s discovery of a secret that has shadowed her employer''s life. Set in Iceland and Scotland in the 1950s and ''60s, The Flight of Gemma Hardy is a captivating homage to Charlotte Brontë''s Jane Eyre-a sweeping saga that resurrects the timeless themes of the original but is destined to become a classic all its own.

MARGOT LIVESEY is the acclaimed author of the novelsThe House on Fortune Street,Banishing Verona,Eva Moves the Furniture,The Missing World,CriminalsandHomework. Her work has appeared in The New Yorker, Vogue and The Atlantic, and she is the recipient of grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Guggenheim Foundation.The H...
Title:Flight Of Gemma Hardy
Product dimensions:480 pages, 8 X 5.31 X 1 in
Shipping dimensions:480 pages, 8 X 5.31 X 1 in
Published:January 15, 2013
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781443406147

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