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Barbara Mutch

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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 5 languages including French, Dutch and Italian, with 8 more translations to follow.




Hot on the heels of the Chinese translation, comes Kolor Jej Serca .
Welcome - zapraszany - to The Housemaid's Daughter in Polish!

When a new translation is published, I often see the promotional material and the new cover before I actually receive my physical copy of the book. But never fear: there is always Google Translate. So I can confidently say that the title means 'The Colour of her Hea... Read more of this blog post »
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Average rating: 3.93 · 929 ratings · 209 reviews · 1 distinct work · Similar authors
The Housemaid's Daughter
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This is a brilliant book, a must-read not just for women, but for men as well. Hats off to Sheryl Sandburg for articulating what we all feel but often can't or won't express...
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What a fascinating read - for the first time I have understood the whole Philly saga, and the genesis of the Cambridge Five. Well worth reading for the historical side, but also for a sense of life in government service during and post the Second Wor...more
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Just finished this - it's only for the dedicated reader! Brilliant, but very long...
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Barbara Mutch is reading Command and Control: I've just finished this book. It was probably one of the most sobering reads... If you have a concern with how nuclear weapons are stored and how safe we are from accidents then this is a book you should get hold of. Not easy reading, quite technical, but a true and frightening account.
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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

“Zašto prvi put nisam rekla "ne"? Zašto sam vjerovala da nemam izbora, osim izvršiti dužnost? Iako su dužnost i odanost često na suprotnim stranama, to ne znači da jedno moramo žrtvovati zbog drugoga, a da su moja dužnost i odanost bile usmjerene prema Bogu Ocu, ne bih trebala podnijeti tu žrtvu, ni birati između gazde i gospođe. Umjesto toga mogla bih izabrati Božji put, pa bi mi on naložio da kažem "ne", ali čak i bez toga puta, zašto sam tako dugo i bolno učila da, kad je riječ o meni, imam pravo odbiti!
Čak i ako je to odbijanje moglo značiti da ću izgubiti posao i dom...
Učim, učim!”
Barbara Mutch, The Housemaid's Daughter

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