A Disobedient Girl
'Terrific. I read it at a gallop, desperate to discover what had happened. I loved it' MARGARET FORSTER
Young Latha knows she was not meant to be a servant. She was born for better things, like the rose-smelling soap she steals from the family she has worked for since she was five, or the glasses of fresh lime juice she guzzles after a long day. But her life is tied to Thara, the family's spoiled daughter. As they grow up they are bound by love, betrayal, resentment - and an impossible secret.
Set against the volatile backdrop of class and prejudice in Sri Lanka, A Disobedient Girl is a deeply moving tale about the will to survive and the power of the human spirit to transcend tragedy.
'Latha is a tough heroine; this lends authenticity to a voice that otherwise might have been romanticized. Tensions, both political and personal, ultimately explode in this accomplished novel' Observer
'Rich, involving' Guardian
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I will start off this review with some information about the author. According to a Guardian.com website book review, the author was raised in an aristocratic Sri Lankan family. Her grasp of the Sri ... Read full review
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Taking a month to concentrate on international authors has exposed me to so many gems. Ru Freeman's A Disobedient Girl is one. The way she tells the story of a young woman who is a servant to the ... Read full review