Girl With Dove

Girl With Dove

A Life Built by Books

Book - 2018
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Men were forbidden from Sally's childhood home. Growing up in a dilapidated house by the sea, her world was filled with mystery and intrigue. Hippies in colourful clothes and sandals trailed through the kitchen looking for God. Their leader was Sally's Aunt Di, who ruled the house with charismatic force. When her baby brother vanishes from his pram, Sally becomes suspicious of the activities going on around her. What really happened to Baby David and the woman called Poor Sue? Disappearing into a world of books and reading, Sally adopts the tried and tested methods of Miss Marple. Taking books for hints and clues, she turns herself into a reading detective. She discovers the character of Jane Eyre, another curious detective - marking the beginning of a vivid journey through Victorian literature, where she finds the kind and eccentric figure of Charles Dickens's Betsy Trotwood. These heroines become part of an alternative family, offering humour and guidance during many difficult moments in Sally's life. Weaving literary classics with a young girl's coming of age story, nursery rhymes and folklore, this book testifies to the transformative power of reading and the literary imagination. Girl with Dove chronicles the search for truth in vivid characters and inspiring stories, ending with a comic performance of Shakespeare in the children's home where she is eventually sent.
Publisher: London :, William Collins,, 2018
ISBN: 9780008226855
Branch Call Number: ANF 028.16242 BAY
Characteristics: xiv, 270 pages ; 23 cm

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