Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Book Review: The Colour of Milk by Nell Leyshon

Title: The Colour of Milk
Author: Nell Leyshon
Genre: Historical Fiction
Subject: Slice of Life
Publisher: Penguin
Release date: May 31st, 2012
Length: 172 pages
I got this book: From the publisher for review.

From Goodreads:
"Mary is a sharp-tongued farm girl, and she will do anything to learn to read and write. But as she does so through four seasons of one extraordinary year, she discovers that nothing comes for free. Told by a narrator whose urgent, unforgettable voice will break your heart, The Colour of Milk is an astonishing novel."

Personal opinion:
I read this book in two or three sittings. The story builds up nicely and Mary is an interesting an different character. Some might call her slow, but she is really not, she is a bit simple however and this made her story quite a funny one to read. Even though the story on it's own isn't so funny at all. Especially nearing the end of the book, the story gets more dark quickly and the developments came quite as a surprise. Because Mary tells her story according to the seasons, the reader gets a nice impression of her life and how things went in that time period and there is also plenty of food related content to be found. This is a powerful little book, that I can recommend to lovers of historical fiction who are looking for a quick but interesting read.

I liked it!

Purchase links: Amazon
Challenges: Foodies Reading Challenge
Other reviews: None yet.
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