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The flight of Gemma Hardy : a novel

Author: Margot Livesey
Publisher: New York : Harper, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Overcoming a life of hardship and loneliness, Gemma Hardy, a brilliant and determined young woman, accepts a position as an au pair on the remote Orkney Islands where she faces her biggest challenge yet.
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Genre/Form: Chick lit
Bildungsromans
Romance fiction
Historical fiction
Fiction
Love stories
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Margot Livesey
ISBN: 9780062064226 0062064223 9781443406130 1443406139 9780062064233 0062064231 9780062189035 0062189034
OCLC Number: 768776107
Awards: Winner of New England Book Award (Fiction) 2012
Description: 447 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: 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, and Gemma, her aunt quickly makes clear, is an unwelcome guest. 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 to the niece of a rich, single bachelor on the Orkney Islands.
Responsibility: Margot Livesey.

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Overcoming a life of hardship and loneliness, Gemma Hardy, a brilliant and determined young woman, accepts a position as an au pair on the remote Orkney Islands where she faces her biggest challenge yet.
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"A delight...Livesey is a lovely, fluid writer." -- Sarah Towers, New York Times Book Review "A cunning adaptation." -- Liza Nelson, O, the Oprah Magazine "Absorbing...Ms. Livesey writes lovely, Read more...

 
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