Ruby's Spoon - Anna Lawrence Pietroni Reviews
Description:ISBN 0099540053 / Genre: Fiction / Author: Anna Lawrence Pietroni / Paperback / 400 Pages / Book is published 2011-04-14 by Vintage
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Pages: 400, Paperback, Vintage
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by - written on 28/07/11, updated on 21/01/12 (Very useful, 25 readings)
This is the tale of three women - one witch, one mermaid and one missing - and how Ruby was caught up in between. Despite the opening, this novel is more gritty realism than fantasy - there is lots of mythical imagery but in truth, the setting for this novel is a small industrial town cut off from everywhere else by the surrounding canals, in the Black Country area of the West Midlands. It is 1933 (the middle of the Great Depression), and a stranger arrives in town to turn Ruby's life upside down, for better or worse. Ruby is 13. Her mother died years ago, her father has gone to live somewhere else leaving her in the care of her grandmother. The ... Read the complete review
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