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The Colour of Milk 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 [Download] ➾ The End (The 30-Day Collective Book 1) By Ellen A. Easton – Kleankitchen.co.uk and she will do anything to learn to read and write But as she does so through four seasons of one extraordinary year ✅ The Light Over London PDF / Epub ⚣ Author Julia Kelly – Kleankitchen.co.uk she discovers that nothing comes for free Told by a narrator whose urgent ➞ Cell free download ➣ Author Robin Cook – Kleankitchen.co.uk unforgettable voice will break your heart [PDF / Epub] ☁ Braving the Wilderness By Brené Brown – Kleankitchen.co.uk The Colour of Milk is an astonishing novel


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  1. Jeanette (Again) Jeanette (Again) says:

    my name is jeanette j.e.a.n.e.t.t.e.i am very tall and my hair is the colour of weak tea.this is my review and i am writing it by my own hand in the year of our lord twenty thirteen.i did read this book, and my teeth did grind and my eyes did cross for that there were no upper case letters on any page no, nary a one nor were there any quotation marks neither.i understand that the narrator is barely literate, and it is for this that we are meant to see that she does not know proper punctuation my name is jeanette j.e.a.n.e.t.t.e.i am very tall and my hair is the colour of weak tea.this is my review and i am writing it by my own hand in the year of our lord twenty thirteen.i did read this book, and my teeth did grind and my eyes did cross for that there were no upper case letters on any page no, nary a one nor were there any quotation marks neither.i understand that the narrator is barely literate, and it is for this that we are meant to see that she does not know proper punctuation and capitalization i did puzzle over this for if she has only just learned to read and write, how is it that she can spell challenging words like hierarchy with never a dictionary nearby when i finished the reading of this book i did say,holy mackerel, that was bleak or it may be that it was wholly mackerel which i did say, for i do not know if mackerel are holy the story is wholly bleak and not holy this i do know as i closed this book i did blink my eyes blink blink and i wondered, for i could not help myself and the thing which i wondered was this did the author write this on her mobile phone using only her thumbs this is my review and i have been writing it by my own hand every word i spelled out every letter i wrote


  2. Corrie Corrie says:

    I came upon The Color of Milk through Cheyenne Blue s review and it made me want to read it And I am glad I did even though it made me cry bitter tears towards the end Well worth it though If you decide to read it you will learn about mary and see the world as she saw it and it will stay with you long after you read the last page.It is written in her words and the lack of punctuation will be weird for a few pages but you will get used to it real quick I love the way Nell Leyshon did this, it I came upon The Color of Milk through Cheyenne Blue s review and it made me want to read it And I am glad I did even though it made me cry bitter tears towards the end Well worth it though If you decide to read it you will learn about mary and see the world as she saw it and it will stay with you long after you read the last page.It is written in her words and the lack of punctuation will be weird for a few pages but you will get used to it real quick I love the way Nell Leyshon did this, it makes mary s voicegenuine my leg is my leg and i ain t never known another leg it s the way i always been and the way i always walked mother says it was like that when i come out in to the world i was some scrap of a thing with hair like milk and i was born later than they thought and for that reason i was covered in some hair like i was an animal and my nails was long and she says i took one look around me and i opened my mouth and i yelled and some say i ain t never shut it since and some say mother was sick that summer and she was still working in the fields and she had this lump which was me and she couldn t very well bend down cos i was in the way and they say that my leg was twisted round underneath me and it ain t never been right since when i was a baby they tied it to some piece of wood to straighten it only it rubbed and there was blood and i screamed till they took it off and let my leg go in the way it wanted to and so that is the way i am. I leave you with a few reviews snippits from the professionals who sum up it up much better than I ever couldLeyshon is a master of domestic suspense Slender but compelling, the charm of Leyshon s novella is to be found as much in its spare, evocative style as in the moving candour of its narrator Beautifully crafted Compelling Like a love letter to the power of words The ending will surprise you A must read Leyshon s spare, dialogue centred storytelling is lean and vivid An astounding read Mary is one of the most compelling narrators I ve ever encountered Milk s sense of foreboding builds and builds until you re pretty much catapulted into the finale Penetratingly candid prose filled with engagingly rustic poetry The result is brilliant, devastating, and unforgettable m f Themes it is a man s world, m.a.r.y, work work work, I know she s fictional but I cried for her nevertheless, unusual and compelling read.5 stars


  3. Jess Jess says:

    Spare, elegant and moving with quite possibly the most compelling narrator I ve ever encountered The Colour of Milk is a page turner of the highest order Whilst the style and narrative is deceptively but charmingly simple, Mary s voice is startlingly direct, urgent and teeters on the queasily visceral It s been a while since I ve been so immersed in a story or so invested in the protagonist.I won t lie, I was a little underwhelmed by the denouement The Colour of Milk has been praised for i Spare, elegant and moving with quite possibly the most compelling narrator I ve ever encountered The Colour of Milk is a page turner of the highest order Whilst the style and narrative is deceptively but charmingly simple, Mary s voice is startlingly direct, urgent and teeters on the queasily visceral It s been a while since I ve been so immersed in a story or so invested in the protagonist.I won t lie, I was a little underwhelmed by the denouement The Colour of Milk has been praised for its shocking Spectator ending that packs a punch Stylist , but to me it felt uncannily familiar view spoiler Anyone familiar with Tess of the D Urbervilles will understand hide spoiler In essence, the plot itself wasn t quite as shocking or as original as I d hoped, but thoroughly poignant nonetheless It s the impeccable narrative voice that I d like to champion Simply because I m difficult, and a dedicated Bront fanatic I d like to challenge the assertions that the novel is Bront esqueMarian Keyesor that Leyshon calls on the spirit of the Bront s Vanity Fair I m a bit dubious as to where these claims stem from they re specious arguments, to me If you re set on attaching a novelist to the The Colour of Milk, try Thomas Hardy The pastoral vibe is on par with his splendour.This was a very, very pleasant surprise The Colour of Milk is an eerie account of a young girl s plight for literacy, a skill which we take for granted but for Mary comes at a devastating cost Highly, highly recommend


  4. Seija Seija says:

    HOLY EFFING TOUR DE FORCE Yes, this book is really sad I hate using the word heartbreaking, but it s apt here This is one of those books where I want to say, yes, it s going to devastate you, but TOO BAD, MAN You know what s devastating How women were treated 200 years ago Somehow, Nell Leyshon captures the utter banality of everyday abuse and intellectual oppression of women living on a farm in England in the 1830 s There is no anachronistic rebellion here just acceptance of sma HOLY EFFING TOUR DE FORCE Yes, this book is really sad I hate using the word heartbreaking, but it s apt here This is one of those books where I want to say, yes, it s going to devastate you, but TOO BAD, MAN You know what s devastating How women were treated 200 years ago Somehow, Nell Leyshon captures the utter banality of everyday abuse and intellectual oppression of women living on a farm in England in the 1830 s There is no anachronistic rebellion here just acceptance of small lives lived as littlethan chattel Except there is this one girl, illiterate, who sees the truth in her surroundings and can t help but call people out when they re not being honest with themselves This is Mary, your new favorite character You will want to hang out with her You will want to save her But she is so real, so perfectly a product of her time and place, that you will just have to accept that the past is the past, and be inexpressibly grateful that you live NOW ESPECIALLY if you are female


  5. Michael Michael says:

    Mary is a sharp tongued fifteen year old farm girl who has a strong desire to learn how to read and write In this year of lord eighteen hundred and thirty one you follow the journal of a poor and disabled girl who should have no rights going against the odds to achieve what she always wanted the ability to read and write The Colour of Milk is written in a personal journal over the four seasons of a year Mary is the youngest of four daughters living in a house of a man who really wanted son Mary is a sharp tongued fifteen year old farm girl who has a strong desire to learn how to read and write In this year of lord eighteen hundred and thirty one you follow the journal of a poor and disabled girl who should have no rights going against the odds to achieve what she always wanted the ability to read and write The Colour of Milk is written in a personal journal over the four seasons of a year Mary is the youngest of four daughters living in a house of a man who really wanted sons she copes the worst from him is anger and frustration finds her being given to the local vicar to act as his domestic servant and care for his invalid wife It is the vicar that she pesters to teach her to read and write and eventually he does This book follows the growing relationship between the two as she begins to learn.Mary is a spirited girl and her natural honesty often gets her into trouble but she is a wonderful character and relationship with her family and the vicar, along battling against her sex and class makes this an eccentric little book There is a simplification and beauty to the prose of this book and with the quirky character of the narrative makes this pure joy to read I will admit it did take me a little bit to get use to the seen the lack of punctuation really though me off but the fact that it s a journal I had to accept the fact that I shouldn t expect perfection in the writing styles of a girl still learning to write I have to say this is an adorable little book that gave me great pleasure in reading Elegant and beautiful in a very simple way


  6. Ke* Ke* says:

    What a beautiful, quiet, haunting little book this is left me with my heart shattered with tears in my eyesREAD IT


  7. Diane S ☔ Diane S ☔ says:

    A farm in the 1830 s, 4 girls live with their mother and their abusive father on a farm, where they are worked from sunup until sundown The youngest, Mary, who is 14 is sent to help the local preacher with his wife who is ill Mary is very special, it is her journal, her story we read, and it is written simply and rather starkly to reflect the circumstances in which she lives Her reading and writing has come at a high cost to herself, but it is the one thing she can do to make her grandfather A farm in the 1830 s, 4 girls live with their mother and their abusive father on a farm, where they are worked from sunup until sundown The youngest, Mary, who is 14 is sent to help the local preacher with his wife who is ill Mary is very special, it is her journal, her story we read, and it is written simply and rather starkly to reflect the circumstances in which she lives Her reading and writing has come at a high cost to herself, but it is the one thing she can do to make her grandfather proud It is her relationship with her grandfather that I feel is particularly poignant, it is where she gets most of the love that is in her young life This book will not appeal to everyone but I do believe it will appeal to those who like Jessamyn Ward and Bonnie Jo Campbell The ending did rather shock me, it was not at all what I was expecting Not a happy ever after kind of book


  8. Whitney Whitney says:

    5 sad but beautiful stars What an astounding book I could not believe that so much emotion could be packed into such a small book man, was I wrong Mary was a fierce protagonist her wit, honesty, and caring heart made her an altogether lovable main character And the other characters were surprisingly well developed considering how short the book was Leyshon did a remarkable job on that aspect alone.Mary s story was swift, unforgiving, and realistic But it was also hopeful Her life on her 5 sad but beautiful stars What an astounding book I could not believe that so much emotion could be packed into such a small book man, was I wrong Mary was a fierce protagonist her wit, honesty, and caring heart made her an altogether lovable main character And the other characters were surprisingly well developed considering how short the book was Leyshon did a remarkable job on that aspect alone.Mary s story was swift, unforgiving, and realistic But it was also hopeful Her life on her family s farm was tough, but it got a whole lot tougher when she moved in with the vicar and his family Mary being sold by her father to the vicar for housekeeping work seems like a horrible notion nowadays, but back in 1830 it was completely unremarkable Mary s father was so hellbent on earning as much money as he possibly could, he refused for even a second to consider his youngest daughter s welfare and the possibility that she might encounter an unspeakable evil upon beginning her new life at the vicar s Despite the initial confusion, emotional setbacks, and physical mistreatment she experiences while living with the vicar and his odd little family, Mary manages to overcome even thrive in her new home thanks to her fierce spirit and strong will Although her learning to read does not come about as quickly as one would think it would in a story consisting of only 172 pages, Mary does indeed become literate And when the synopsis of the book alludes to the fact that her new skill will come at a pricewell, let s just say that that is the understatement of the effing century It was heart wrenching to read the injustices with which a painfully innocent Mary was forced to deal Like all other things in her life, though, Mary took it in stride and accepted her fate And that is what is at the heart of this novel the fact that women had no say in how their lives turned out and no choice but to accept the fact that unbelievably horrific things happened to them on a daily basis Mary absorbs her abuse in such a way that it almost becomes normal.because it was It was completely normal Not right, but normal Mary takes it all in because that is what she knows she is supposed to do But there are consequences to doing so her wonderful spirit is crushed and she becomes a hollow shell of the person she once was Basically, her story embodies everything it meant to be a women in pre suffrage times Without spoiling anything, I will say this much for the ending it is EVERYTHING a reader would want as far as righting wrongs goes But it is also bleak not at all what you would want for Mary And there it is again Leyshon does not sugarcoat the ending She keeps with the idea that things were rarely peaches and cream for women in the 19th century Yet there is a hopeful undertone to the ending through Mary s choice to chronicle her experiences in a journal, she believes that her words will reach someone anyone and they will learn the truth about her and why she did what she did Mary warns us that she has something to say, and she does it is not just, it is not right, it is not fair But it s reality And it s hers There isn t a doubt in my mind that The Colour of Milk will stay with me for years to come


  9. Nigeyb Nigeyb says:

    My introduction to Nell Leyshon was through Memoirs of a Dipper which I really enjoyed That inspired me to read The Colour of Milk Both books share similarities a first person narration by an unlikely narrator and hints of the denouement throughout the tale.Overall I thought Memoirs of a Dipper wassuccessful than The Colour of Milk That said, the evocation of Mary, a farmer s daughter in 1831, felt very credible and well researched, and the story is tragic and compelling It s My introduction to Nell Leyshon was through Memoirs of a Dipper which I really enjoyed That inspired me to read The Colour of Milk Both books share similarities a first person narration by an unlikely narrator and hints of the denouement throughout the tale.Overall I thought Memoirs of a Dipper wassuccessful than The Colour of Milk That said, the evocation of Mary, a farmer s daughter in 1831, felt very credible and well researched, and the story is tragic and compelling It s also a very short, and easy to read book.Mary, who narrates the book, is outspoken and her honesty often gets her into trouble with her family and, later in the story, the vicar s family where she goes to work as a maid To say anyabout the plot would be to ruin a powerful and original story I will be readingby Nell Leyshon


  10. Camilla Monk Camilla Monk says:

    From the back cover Set in England in 1830, The Colour of Milk by Nell Leyshon is an emotionally haunting work of historical fiction about an illiterate farm girl s emotional and intellectual awakening and its devastating consequences Quotable i said i would tell you the truth of everything that happened and i have told you and it is all true except for one thing Much as been said about the peculiar writing style of The Colour of Milk, written in the hand of newly literate country girl Mar From the back cover Set in England in 1830, The Colour of Milk by Nell Leyshon is an emotionally haunting work of historical fiction about an illiterate farm girl s emotional and intellectual awakening and its devastating consequences Quotable i said i would tell you the truth of everything that happened and i have told you and it is all true except for one thing Much as been said about the peculiar writing style of The Colour of Milk, written in the hand of newly literate country girl Mary Nell Leyshon chose to deliver Mary s testimony in its purest, rawest form, true to her quiet, suppressed nature and limited ability to put emotions into the words she doesn t have The result is a poignant, gutting confession, in which every mundane detail matters and contribute to Mary s truth I read it in one go, and I can only hope to ever write a book half that good preview review Started at 5 am, finished at 9 38 am.Well I hope I ll write a book half that good somedayNote some reviewers have pointed the improbable incorrect use of the word hierarchy by Mary They seem to have overlooked the fact that Mary is quoting the vicar, this is not her own vocabulary


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