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Barbara Mutch

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About this author

Barbara Mutch is the author of The Housemaid's Daughter, a novel of love, hope and redemption set in the stunning Karoo landscape of South Africa.
Barbara was born and raised in South Africa, and is the granddaughter of Irish immigrants.

The Housemaid's Daughter is published in the UK and abroad by Headline, and is coming soon from St Martin's Press in the USA.

The novel has been translated into 8 languages including French, Dutch and Italian, with 5 more translations to follow.


Average rating: 3.91 · 2,055 ratings · 374 reviews · 2 distinct works · Similar authors
The Housemaid's Daughter
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I have a very creative member of my family who decided to make a mosaic of the foreign translations of The Housemaid's Daughter!

It's fascinating to see the various covers alongside one another, and compare them for appeal and tone.

So here they are, in loosely top to bottom order


The Housemaid's Daughter
Une Chanson pour Ada (French)
Sobaricina kci (Croatian) De Kleur van haar Hart (Dutch)
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Loved this! Unusual, fascinating. The interweaving of woman and hawk is intriguing and will leave you looking at birds in a totally different way. It reminded me of a book I read years ago about a man who followed birds migrating. It's the same kind ...more
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I Am Pilgrim (Pilgrim, #1)
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This book really scared me... It is a thriller that might, just might, come true. I will say no more!
" Will do! Please spread the word for Housemaid! Thank you for your support! All best, Barbara "
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Huge, historical saga about the Dutch East India company trading in the Far East. A brave but naïve hero, a enigmatic Japanese heroine, doomed love and rampant corruption! You need fortitude to get through this one, but it should reward you in the en ...more
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“And I remind myself that wherever one finds oneself, home and love is lent to each of us only for a while. We must care for it while it's ours, and cherish its memory once it's gone.”
Barbara Mutch, The Housemaid's Daughter

“Maybe war makes you value things and people more than you did when there was Peace and you knew there would never be a shortage?”
Barbara Mutch, The Housemaid's Daughter

“mimosas dug for water and women like Auntie washed”
Barbara Mutch, The Housemaid's Daughter

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