Thursday, June 23, 2011

The Bride's Farewell

Written for young teenagers by Meg Rosoff, The Bride's Farewell is the story of Pell and her family. On the day that she is to marry Pell decides to leave home on her horse Jack but is followed by her young brother, Bean who insists on going with her. The book follows their journey as Pell, an extremely resourceful young lady with a gift for judging and looking after horses tries to establish a new life. Set in south west England in the nineteenth century the effects of the industrial revolution on the lives of people form a backdrop to the story. During the book Pell discovers how her actions to gain independence affected not only her life but the life of the other members of her family.

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