(PDF FREE) [The Flight of Gemma Hardy] ë Margot Livesey

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The Flight of Gemma Hardy Read & Download Ê 104 Margot Livesey À 4 review Ettable new story from threads of our shared still living literary past “Gemma is real it’s as simple as that And through her eyes we see step by step what it means    to take possession of one’s own life” David Wroblewski author of The Story of Edgar Sawtel. As all readers know the beauty tragedy inspiration and loveliness that came from the original Jane Eyre is something that many over the years have tried to imitate or duplicate Seeing as that you would have to be a remarkable writer to even touch the magic that Charlotte Bronte created all that can be said is that THIS is a remarkable writer This contemporary retelling based loosely on the original is filled with characters that the reader will remember far into the future perhaps with readers one day comparing the two when Ms Livesey s version joins the first in literary historyGemma Hardy s incredibly kind uncle was full of compassion and love for the young girl He was the one who stepped up when Gemma s parents met their odd fates In Iceland in her home by the beautiful sea Gemma lost her mother when she took a fall and hit her head while protecting Gemma and her father was lost when he went out on his boat for work and the boat came back without him drowning in the ice cold sea Gemma s uncle was a savior but unfortunately her tragedy did not stop there When her uncle was skating by himself on the frozen river near his home he fell through the ice and succumbed to the reaper as well And when that accident happened Gemma s aunt and cousins turn into the nastiest people on the face of the earthGemma finds freedom at first by being accepted into a boarding school called Claypoole far away from the horror and pain she left behind with her so called family Claypoole looks lovely from he outside Unfortunately upon entering Gemma sees her lot in life she will simply be a slave bullied by teachers and students while she tries her best to fight her way through yet another tragic chapter of her life This fiercely intelligent young girl finds even determination when Cecil the library ghost appears and she ends up growing up with her spine straight and her mind firmly focused on having a life of her ownFrom the dark desolate hallways of Claypoole to the amazing au pair job Gemma accepts with the Sinclair s on an island where the Orkneys Gemma s favorite bird is honored she finds herself a part of an odd family unit With her strength and determination intact she falls for a type of man who is the owner of secrets yet he is also the owner of a heart that perhaps young Gemma can one day ownEvery scene is monumental in its own way The characters are so enticing the reader simply does not want to put this book down The contemporary feel flows uite easily with the memories of the original Jane Eyre Gemma goes from abused girl to a woman who finds redemption love and peace at lastAn amazing book filled with such beautifully written locales that one can actually smell the scent of the sea and a girl who is impossible not to fall in love with as she overcomes trials that the rest of us can hardly imagine A MUST READ

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The Flight of Gemma Hardy Read & Download Ê 104 Margot Livesey À 4 review The resonant story of a young woman’s struggle to take charge of her own future The Flight of Gemma Hardy is a modern take on a classic story Charlotte Brontë’s Jane Eyre that will fascinate readers of the Gothic original and fans of modern literary fiction alike w. A family saga an orphaned girl a few plot surprises a sweet story A wonderful compelling narrative Scotland and Iceland the strings of friendship and family weaving a bridge between two countries as well as a group of good people A relaxing very good read

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The Flight of Gemma Hardy Read & Download Ê 104 Margot Livesey À 4 review Ith its lyrical prose robust characters and abundant compassion Set in early 1960s Scotland this breakout novel from award winning author Margot Livesey is a tale of determination and spirit that like The Three Weissmanns of Westport and A Thousand Acres spins an unforg. Gemma Hardy is an intelligent orphaned girl who is resented by her aunt and cousins She is sent off to be a working girl at a boarding school The beginning of the book is a retelling of Jane Eyre relocated to Scotland in the 1950s As the book progresses Gemma retains the spirit and fire of Jane but her storyline does not follow Jane Eyre so closelyGemma is impoverished and alone in the world and takes a position as an au pair on the Orkney Islands where she meets Mr Sinclair While this situation lacks the Gothic atmosphere the passion of Mr Rochester and the tragic first wife in Jane Eyre Mr Sinclair has secrets that he s hiding too It s a coming of age story as Gemma becomes independent and searches for her rootsThe second half of the book was interesting as the book steered away from the Jane Eyre storyline and Gemma has different experiences Margot Livesey is a good storyteller who incorporated some of the history and scenic beauty of Orkney and Iceland into the book 35 stars


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  1. says: (PDF FREE) [The Flight of Gemma Hardy] ë Margot Livesey Margot Livesey À 4 review Read & Download The Flight of Gemma Hardy

    (PDF FREE) [The Flight of Gemma Hardy] ë Margot Livesey In her acknowledgements Margot Livesey writes that her literary inspiration for this tale should be clear I would argue that inspir

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    Read & Download The Flight of Gemma Hardy (PDF FREE) [The Flight of Gemma Hardy] ë Margot Livesey Margot Livesey À 4 review Elizabeth wrote in her review that the major point in this book’s favor is that it doesn’t skip over Jane Ey

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    (PDF FREE) [The Flight of Gemma Hardy] ë Margot Livesey Download Ü PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook À Margot Livesey Read & Download The Flight of Gemma Hardy A family saga an orphaned girl a few plot surprises a sweet story A wonderful compelling narrative Scotland and Iceland the strings of friendship and family weaving a bridge between two countries as well as a grou

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    Read & Download The Flight of Gemma Hardy (PDF FREE) [The Flight of Gemma Hardy] ë Margot Livesey Margot Livesey À 4 review Gemma Hardy is an intelligent orphaned girl who is resented by her aunt and cousins She is sent off to be a working girl at a boarding school The beginning of the book is a retelling of Jane Eyre relocated to Scotland in the 1950s As the book progresses Gemma retains the spirit and fire of Jane but her storyline does not follow Jane Eyre so closelyGemma is impoverished and alone in the world and takes a position as an

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    (PDF FREE) [The Flight of Gemma Hardy] ë Margot Livesey Download Ü PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook À Margot Livesey Margot Livesey À 4 review One friend picked this book as her top read of 2015 and when I realized it was a cold weather island book and I had downloaded it on the Nook app during a sale I decided to give it a try The Flight of Gemma Hardy is a modern but not contemporary retelling of Jane Eyre with a slight shift in location to Scottish islands and Iceland from the usual moors Set in the 1960s it doesn't often feel like the time perio

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    (PDF FREE) [The Flight of Gemma Hardy] ë Margot Livesey I'm going to write a real review of this when I finish I'm almost there because I have strong feelings about all adaptations of Jane Eyre and this is no exceptionFor now I'll just say that I liked the beginning but now I no longer much care for the heroine which is a pretty big problem Ok I finished the book A

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    Read & Download The Flight of Gemma Hardy Margot Livesey À 4 review Download Ü PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook À Margot Livesey Touted as a Jane Eyre cover this had about as much bite as Wayne Newton doing a cover of “I Can’t Get No Satisfaction” by the S

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    (PDF FREE) [The Flight of Gemma Hardy] ë Margot Livesey Read & Download The Flight of Gemma Hardy I wanted to like this book than did what with all of the pre publication hoopla about it and I am teaching Jane Eyre right nowPerhaps the latter is the problem I am teaching Jane Eyre right now so I am reminded of how wonderful that book is and this book although Livesey tries just can't live up to its inspiration Bronte's novel Granted I was with Livesey at the start Jane Eyre has been updated so that young o

  9. says: (PDF FREE) [The Flight of Gemma Hardy] ë Margot Livesey

    (PDF FREE) [The Flight of Gemma Hardy] ë Margot Livesey As all readers know the beauty tragedy inspiration and loveliness that came from the original Jane Eyre is something that many over the years have tried to imitate or duplicate Seeing as that you would have to be a remarkabl

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    Download Ü PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook À Margot Livesey (PDF FREE) [The Flight of Gemma Hardy] ë Margot Livesey originally appeared onBookshelf ConfessionsI haven’t read Jane Eyre yeah I know you can’t believe me But I live in the Philippines and we’re not reuired to study English Classic Literatures except when you majored in it in college So I have nothing to compare “The Flight of Gemma Hardy” toEven though this book is a tribute to Bronte’s Jane Eyre I find myself falling for this book’s charm alone I don’t need to compare it with

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  • The Flight of Gemma Hardy
  • Margot Livesey
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  • 21 February 2020
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