Patricia Ferguson The Midwife's Daughter

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The Midwife's Daughter

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Violet Dimond, the Holy Terror, has delivered many of Silkhampton's children - and often THEIR children - in her capacity as handywoman. But Violet's calling is dying out, as with medicine's advances, the good old ways are no longer good enough. Grace, Violet's adopted daughter, is a symbol of change herself. In the place where she has grown up and everyone knows her, she is accepted, though most of the locals never before saw a girl with skin THAT colour. For Violet and Grace the coming war will bring more upheaval into their lives: can they endure it, or will they, like so many, be swept aside by history's tide?

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Patricia Ferguson's first book, Family Myths and Legends, won the Betty Trask, David Higham and Somerset Maugham awards. Her most recent books, It So Happens and Peripheral Vision were both longlisted for the Orange Prize. She lives in Bristol.

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The Midwife's Daughter is warm and wise, heart- breakingly sad and yet somehow uplifting too.I've been a big fan of Patricia Ferguson for many years - and I think this is her finest novel yet. -- Jacqueline Wilson A masterfully detailed, compassionate and enthralling story, rich in surprising revelations and beautifully plotted. -- Miranda Seymour She is precisely the kind of writer whose novels you'd expect to find advertised on tube billboards and selling in the hundred thousands - plotty, emollient, fluent, concerned with relationships and what fosters or thwarts them, and capable of making you root for the characters * Guardian * Strong, affecting, vividly depicted . . . It is a pure pleasure to read -- Lionel Shriver * Telegraph * One of the most brilliant novelists around . . . funny, gripping, wonderfully shrewd -- Amanda Craig Moving seamlessly between characters, she shines light on barely-conscious thoughts and feelings to great, often ironic effect . . . a sympathetic, psychologically acute and thoroughly involving tale * Daily Mail * Hugely enjoyable, classic storytelling * Red * Ferguson should be better known . . . she draws on years of experience working as a nurse and midwife to produce acute, skilful descriptions * FT *

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