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So far I m about 2 3 of the way through the book, and I confess I m only continuing to read because of the time I ve already invested in it Sort of like throwing good money after bad The main character, Linney, is forced into prostitution in Liverpool at the age of eleven I m assuming the raunchy and crudely executed descriptions of child and later, teenage prostitution are the reason this book made it past the editor s desk Perhaps someone at Crown Publishing was so taken with the images that they failed to notice how painfully two dimensional the stock characters are fervid, religious old woman kind, crippled son who loves Linney from afar evil, scheming Englishman whom she s forced to marry, etc I won t pain you further This book should be a lesson on character cliches Also, the voices don t match The narrator Linney tells her story in one boring voice, and then writes long letters to her friend in a completely different, stiltedly elegant voice It s like two different people talking There are also several vernacular terms too crude to reproduce here that I m fairly certain would not have been in use in the 1820s and early 1830s Nothing about this book rings true to me.I d better stop now When I began this review I felt mildly antipathetic toward this book, but now I m feeling downright hostile Read it at your own peril, but don t say you weren t warned Edited to add, I ve decided I ll never finish this book Life is simply too short to waste on some things, and this wretched book is one of them. A heart wrenching story of a girl forced into prostitution, and then of her attempts to build a better life, with many challenges and setbacks We go from Liverpool to India, and sea voyages too An adventure of a story about someone who strives to be someone else. view spoiler The Linnet Bird by Linda Holeman 9780755322916 this isbn is not available here on Goodreads 376 pages Headline Book Publishing, a division of Hodder HeadlineWithdrawn from Calderdale LibrariesDedicationFor Holly Kennedy, who had faith in this story.Opening Quote A linnet in a gilded cage,A linnet on a bough,In frosty winter one might doubtWhich bird is luckier now.But let the trees burst out in leaf,And nests be on the bough,Which linnet is the luckier bird,Oh who could doubt it now Christina Rossetti 1872 hide spoiler Hahah I can t believe I actually finished this book It was an easy read, I ll give it that.To put it simply, this book reads like a 16 year old girl s first attempt at novel writing The characters are very two dimensional, formulaic, and not particularly endearing, even when they re meant to be I guess it s cool that about half the book takes place in India that grants it a measure of uniqueness, but hardly enough to make up for the painfully overdone prostitute turned Scarlett O Hara esque character that Holeman was going for I remember laughing over the attempt at a colloquial sounding English accent and an inconsistent one, at that again, it struck me as the kind of mistakes an inexperienced, young writer might make Those bits were clearly not written by a British native All of the foreshadowing is very heavy handed, and that s coming from someone who can rarely predict events to come in a book All of this and then to find out the author has taught creative writing Taught I m not sure what to make of that.To sum up it was easy, and stupid I can t believe it s got the rating on Goodreads that it s got. [ E-pub ] ♟ The Linnet Bird ☦ Em Liverpool, Na Inglaterra Vitoriana, N O H Lugar Para Uma Rapariga Pobre Ainda Crian A, Linny Gow Conhece Estes Tempos De Agrura Quando A M E Morre, O Pai Obriga A A Prostituir Se Apenas Com Anos De Idade Mas Linny Tenta A Todo O Custo Sair Da Vida Degradante Que Leva E Consegue Um Casamento Por Conveni Ncia Com Sommers Ingram, Um Abastado Ingl S, Partindo Sem Hesitar Para A Ndia Aparentemente, Linny A Esposa Perfeita Bonita, Graciosa, Subserviente Os Sonhos Desfazem Se Quando O Marido Revela O Seu Verdadeiro Car Cter Um Livro Soberbo E Imprevis Vel Even though I gave this book five stars, I must warn anyone that reads it that it is a very dark book I gave it five stars because it s themes are true to its time period The author did not gloss over the horrors of growing up poor in the backstreets of England, nor the sigma of marriage outside of one s place in society More times than not, I almost hurled this book across the room because the moment you think that the author would turn around and let the characters save themselves well, I ll let you read it for yourself This isn t romance This is historical fiction at it s most real and most disturbingly brilliant This isn t a story about a beautiful woman defying all odds to get her happy ending, and her friends along the way don t inspire her to greatness What this is, is a story of survival and achieving personal peace no matter what stands in your way It was a breath taking read, and though it made me break down and sob in a few places, I will find myself reading it again and again. i thoroughly enjoyed this historical fiction so much that it still resonates with me years later not only do i want to re read this book, but i occasionally search out the author for anything else she has written the story, the character, and their struggles are gripping all the while the settings picturesque and phenomenal. Linnie Gow w chst zu Beginn des 19 Jahrhunderts in den Arbeiterslums von Liverpool auf Es ist ein von Armut und Entbehrung gepr gtes Leben Ihren Vater kennt sie nicht und ihr Stiefvater verkauft sie nach dem fr hen Tod der Mutter bereits mit 11 Jahren an Freier Viel sp ter, Linny ist 17, hat jede Abscheulichkeit gesehen und geht seit Jahren auf Strich, als sie eine Fehlgeburt erleidet Das tragische Ereignis leitet eine Wende in ihrem Leben ein, denn Linny bekommt Hilfe von Shaker, einem jungen Bibliothekar, der lieber Arzt geworden w re In den folgenden Monaten lebt sie bei ihm und seiner Mutter Die beiden geben sie als Cousine aus, geben ihr Obdach und eine gutb rgerliche Erziehung Shaker w rde sie auch gerne heiraten, doch Linny sieht in ihm den Bruder, nicht den Liebhaber oder Ehemann.Als Linnys Freundin Faith sie einl dt mit ihr nach Indien zu reisen und sich unter der dortigen m nnerlastigen englischen Kolonialgesellschaft einen Ehemann zu suchen, sagt Linny zu, und beide Frauen treffen nach monatelanger Schiffsreise in Kalkutta ein Dort, im Indien des Jahres 1830 trifft Linny ihr Schicksal in Gestalt zweier M nner, des englischen Kolonialbeamten Somers Ingram und des Paschtunen Daoud.Das Buch hat mich von der ersten Seite an gefesselt Linda Holeman versteht es, sowohl die bedr ckende Armut und Hoffnungslosigkeit der Arbeiterslums des 19 Jh als auch die Exotik Indiens wiederzugeben Sie schildert die Scheinheiligkeit der Gesellschaft, die Frauen in ein Korsett aus Regeln und Moral presst, ebenso wie die uns gliche Hochn sigkeit der englischen Kolonialherren Indiens und die weitreichende Unterdr ckung und Abwertung der einheimischen Bev lkerung Auch Beschreibungen wie die f r Europ er kaum ertr gliche Hitze, die Heftigkeit der Monsunregen, die D fte und Farbenvielfalt der M rkte oder die klare Sch nheit des Himalaya sind so anschaulich, dass ich mich mitten in der Geschichte f hlte.Trotzdem h ngt ber dem Buch ein Hauch von Schwermut, was daran liegt, dass Linnys Leben von Geburt an schwer verl uft Dieser Frau wird nichts geschenkt, ihre Andersartigkeit das Leben als Prostituierte inmitten der englischen Mittelschicht und ihre Weigerung vor dem Leben zu kapitulieren lassen sie immer eine Au enseiterin sein Romantikerinnen werden vermissen, dass die Liebesgeschichte im Roman, auch wenn sie wunderbar beschrieben ist, so kurz ist und das das Buch wenn auch ein vers hnliches so doch kein wirkliches Happy End hat. This book was breathtakingly beautiful in its own way I was gripped from the beginning This is the type of book that you cannot simply put down and it is an addiction that when it runs out, you simply want, crave and I am fourteen years old and everytime I would read this book in bed, I could not put it down My father would have to pull the book away from my hands and close my lamp because it was so late at night I kept thinkig of it At the end, you will turn the last page with deap regret The Linnet Bird stands alone one of the best books ever written Linda Holeman gets you involved and paints you a picture of the beautiful 1800 s and leaves you speechless She is a very talented author I enjoyed this book, and I will cherish this beautiful piece of litterature. Um bonita hist ria de coragem, que como n o podia deixar de ser, tem epis dios bem tristes e dolorosos, mas que s o superados e no final recompensados da melhor maneira possivel Adorei as descri es sobre a India e os seus costumes e tamb m as curiosidades sobre as suas inumeras especiarias A mirra commiphora mukul tem uma resina perfumada que extra da e aplicada nas pessoas inchadas com os seus fluidos, e tamb m no incha o doloroso das articula es Adorei