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Cloth Girl by Marilyn Heward Mills
  

Cloth Girl

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Shortlisted for the Costa First Novel Award 2006.

Costa Book Awards 2006 Judges' comment: "Cloth Girl is remarkably self-assured for a first novel. It brings the gold coast of Africa and the pre-War colonial world to life; it is warm, vibrant and moving."

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Synopsis

Cloth Girl by Marilyn Heward Mills

Matilda Lamptey, the Cloth Girl of the title, is fourteen years old when sophisticated black Gold Coast lawyer, Robert Bannerman, sets eyes on her and resolves to take her as his second wife. For Julie, his first wife, this is a colossal slap in the face, which she is not willing to tolerate. For Matilda it is a cruel-end to childhood.

Reviews

Mill s
first novel is an assured study of Ghanaian life

... She vividly portrays both the black and white communities and mines considerable humour from those Africans who have their feet in both camps ... Above all, in the character of Matilda ... she creates a richly sympathetic portrait of a young woman whose warmth and integrity win the reader's heart along with the hearts of all those around her Daily Express Heward Mills deftly captures the ironic pity each feels for the other's situation. Written with fluency and confidence, this is an impressive debut New Statesman this is a debut novel of substance that movingly captures the meaning of loss and the cost of gain Scotland on Sunday I loved it, I enjoyed Cloth Girl with its huge sense of place and character ... I particularly loved Audrey and the contrast between the two Alex Hemsley, BBC 5 Live Book Club


About the Author

Marilyn Heward Mills was born in Switzerland in 1968 to a Swiss mother and a Ghanaian father. She grew up in Accra, Ghana and came to England to study law at Durham University in 1988. She qualified as an English solicitor and a member of the New York Bar, and practised English and US law in the City of London for many years until she decided in 2003 to concentrate on writing. She has a husband and two young children and lives in South London.

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Book Info

Publication date

4th October 2007

Author

Marilyn Heward Mills

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Author's Website

www.marilynhewardmills.com

Publisher

Little, Brown Book Group

Format

Paperback
592 pages

Categories

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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

ISBN

9780751538151

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