The Kitchen House

The Kitchen House

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction
Paperback Published on: 29/08/2013
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‘You must not become too friendly with them,’ she said. ‘They are not the same as us.’
‘How?’ I asked. ‘How are they not the same?’

When seven-year-old Irish orphan Lavinia is transported to Virginia to work in the kitchen of a wealthy plantation owner, she is absorbed into the life of the kitchen house and becomes part of the family of black slaves whose fates are tied to the plantation.

But Lavinia’s skin will always set her apart, whether she wishes it or not. And as she grows older, she will be torn between the life that awaits her as a white woman and the people she knows as kin…

A compelling, powerful and poignant coming-of-age story about the fragility of family,and where love and loyalty prevail.

  • Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
  • ISBN: 9780552779128
  • Number of pages: 400
  • Weight: 273g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 127 x 24 mm

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The Kitchen House
A real page-turner! For fans of 'The help'
If you liked 'The help' by K. Sockett, you'll love this family saga. It's written in such a beautiful and thrilling way, you simply can't put this book dow... READ MORE
The Kitchen House
The Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom.
A real good page turner, looking forward to reading the sequel Glory over Everything.
Llandudno North Wales