The Bride's Farewell

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Penguin Books, 2009 - Hunters - 185 pages
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A young woman in 1850s rural England runs away from home on horseback the day she's to marry her childhood sweetheart. Pell is from a poor preacher's family and she's watched her mother suffer for years under the burden of caring for an ever-increasing number of children. Pell yearns to escape the inevitable repetition of such a life. She understands horses better than people and sets off for Salisbury Fair, where horse trading takes place, in the hope of finding work and buying herself some time. But as she rides farther away from home, Pell's feelings for her parents, her siblings, and her fiancÚ surprise her with their strength and alter the course of her travels. And her journey leads her to find love where she least expects it.

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User Review  - Ceilidhann - LibraryThing

I love Meg Rosoff’s work. “How I Live Now” and “Just In Case” were refreshing and vibrant, with a fascinating layer of unease throughout the simple but highly effective prose. Both books received mass ... Read full review

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User Review  - emleemay - LibraryThing

So disappointed. I loved Rosoff's 'How I Live Now' and I had high expectations of this book... but no. It was painfully boring, and thankfully short as well because I couldn't wait for it to be over ... Read full review

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About the author (2009)

Meg was born in Boston, USA but now lives in Highbury, London with her husband, the painter Paul Hamlyn, and their daughter Gloria.

How I Live Nowwas Meg Rosoff's debut novel, which won the Guardian and Branford Boase Awards and was short-listed for the Orange Prize for New Fiction as well as the Whitbread. It garnered the sort of rave acclaim most writers only ever dream of. Mark Haddon, author of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time, championed it right from the beginning, saying, 'That rare, rare thing, a first novel with a sustained, magical and utterly faultless voice. After five pages I knew that she could persuade me to believe almost anything.'

Since How I Live Now, Meg has gone on to write several award-winning books for teenagers including Just in Case, What I Wasand The Bride's Farewell. She has also written Jumpy Jack and Googily, Meet Wild Boarsand Wild Boars Cookfor very young children and a special pocket money Puffin called Vamoose!

Visit Meg's website at www.megrosoff.co.uk.

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