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My name is Kaye and I am 58 years old. Unbelievably to me, at my age, I have now just embarked upon my third career - as a History Education Consultant! I love to cross stitch and quilt, especially with my kittens, Furio and Milo "helping" me. I also love to read, I have a passion for history and I have been cooking since I was about 12 - move over Junior Masterchef! So, this blog, which started out as a cross stitch blog sometimes morphs into a reading journal or a history lesson (sorry, I used to be a secondary teacher before I became a publisher and now a consultant) or a post about my cooking mojo. Whatever it is, this blog is alway about me, my family and my life here in Eaglemont, Victoria. I have been happily married for over 30 years to the most wonderful man and we are blessed with three beautiful grown up children.

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Sunday, 5 May 2013

A wonderful read....

I have just finished reading the most wonderful novel - it has made it to my Favourites list on Shelfari - the novel is called "The little giant of Aberdeen County" by Tiffany Baker.


The genre to best describe it is "Magical Realism", it was so beautifully written that it was a joy to read.

Here is a synopsis of the story:

When Truly Plaice's mother was pregnant, the town of Aberdeen joined together in betting how record-breakingly huge the baby boy would ultimately be. The girl who proved to be Truly paid the price of her enormity; her father blamed her for her mother's death in childbirth, and was totally ill equipped to raise either this giant child or her polar opposite sister Serena Jane, the epitome of feminine perfection. When he, too, relinquished his increasingly tenuous grip on life, Truly and Serena Jane are separated--Serena Jane to live a life of privilege as the future May Queen and Truly to live on the outskirts of town on the farm of the town sadsack, the subject of constant abuse and humiliation at the hands of her peers.......


When I was looking for the book cover to put on this post, I found this rather whimsical painting of a giant lady:



I can really recommend this novel.

hugs,

7 comments:

Catherine said...

Sounds good - I'll have to suggest this to my book group!

Sarah in Stitches said...

That sounds fantastic! I love Magical Realism - you might enjoy Sarah Addison Allen's books. Her first one is called Garden Spells.

Jan said...

Thanks for the book tip. I will check it out. I love a good book to curl up with. Keep the book reviews coming.

Faith... said...

Thanks for the recommendation, I will check it out.

Claire said...

Sounds great.x

Anne said...

Oooh sounds like a great read Kaye! Thanks for the recommendation!

Madame Chantilly said...

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